I may not be familiar with the Paul Gallico best-selling novel it’s based on, but I love nearly everything about the first trailer for the upcoming film “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”. Directed by Anthony Fabian, this delightfully whimsical period drama feels plucked right out of the 1950s both in terms of setting and style. And casting the always wonderful Lesley Manville as your lead is icing on the proverbial cake.
Manville plays the titular Mrs. Harris, a widowed cleaning lady from London whose dream of owning her own Christian Dior gown takes her to the City of Lights for a truly life-changing adventure. And if Manville’s casting wasn’t exciting enough, the movie also features Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, and Lambert Wilson among others. I have no idea how it will turn out, but I love that movies like this are still being made. Now, hopefully it finds an audience.
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” opens in theaters July 15th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.