Wednesday 29th August 2012
For those who can't get enough of the Olympic spirit, StudioCanal are pleased to announce the home entertainment release of the feel good sports film of the summer Fast Girls, out to own on DVD and Blu-ray from 8th October 2012, tracking the roller coaster journey of the British female sprint relay team on their quest to the World Championships, it stars a trio of Britain's hottest young stars: Lenora Crichlow (Being Human), Lily James (Clash of the Titans 2; Downton Abbey) and Bradley James (Merlin).
Directed by award-winning young filmmaker Regan Hall (3 Hours) and produced by Damian Jones (The Iron Lady, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), Fast Girls is co-scripted by Noel Clarke (Adulthood, Kidulthood), Jay Basu and Roy Williams. Clarke also heads the strong supporting cast line-up of, Lorraine Burroughs (Dr Who), BAFTA nominee Phil Davis (Vera Drake), Rupert Graves (V For Vendetta) and introducing newcomers Lashana Lynch, Dominique Tipper and Hannah Frankson.
Twenty-two year-old Shania (Lenora Crichlow) seems like a regular girl from a London council estate, but she possesses the raw talent as a sprinter that sets her apart from other girls.
Thanks to her amateur coach Brian (Phil Davis), she qualifies for the World Championship and is asked to join the relay team by coach Tommy Southern (Noel Clarke). Among her new teammates are heralded sprinter Trix (Lorraine Burroughs), mohawked Sarah (Dominique Tipper), man-crazy Belle (Lashana Lynch) and golden girl Lisa (Lily James). Also thrown into the volatile mix is Carl (Bradley James) their attractive team physiotherapist with whom Shania strike up an instant friendship.
Coming from two different worlds, Shania soon clashes with Lisa, whose father (Rupert Graves) star sprinter himself and now a major player in the GB squad selection. As the Fast Girls strive to qualify for the World Championship, they battle through adversity and rivalry on their dramatic, heart-warming and inspirational journey.
- Behind the Scenes: Cast Training / Costume Design / The Relay / Fast Girl Championship / Night Shoot
- Interviews: Lenora Crichlow / Lily James / Noel Clarke / Bradley James / Director Regan Hall / Rupert Graves / Lorraine Burroughs / Lashana Lynch / Dominique Tipper / Producer Damian Jones / Co-producer Ben Rimmer / Shani Anderson / Jeanette Kwakye)
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.