Gemma Arterton to star in Tamara Drewe film

Gemma Arterton, the “Bond girl” in Quantum of Solace will star in a new film premiering at Cannes film festival entitled Tamara Drewe – based on “the cartoons of Posy Simmonds that originally appeared in Britain’s Guardian newspaper.”

Arterton, who appeared in the 2008 James Bond film “Quantum of Solace”, plays the title role of a journalist who left her home village as an awkward teenager but returns as a smouldering femme fatale.

She leaves a trail of lust, envy and gossip in the village and in a nearby writers’ rural retreat.

The comic strip, which was later turned into a graphic novel, is a modern take on English writer Thomas Hardy’s classic novel “Far From the Madding Crowd”.