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Fear the Walking Dead’s Frank Dillane to play role in upcoming film ‘How to Build a Girl’

Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3 / AMC



Fear the Walking Dead alumni Frank Dillane (Nick Clark) is set for a role in the upcoming film adaption of ‘How to Build a Girl’ by novelist Caitlin Moran.

Nick Clark may have departed Fear the Walking Dead fans early into the series’ much anticipated crossover event but Frank Dillane’s acting career marches on. The FTWD favorite is confirmed for a role in Director Coky Giedroyc’s [Harlots] movie adaption of semi-autobiographical, best-selling novel, How to Build a Girl.

Though Dillane’s exact character in the picture is currently unknown, the Protagonist Films comedy is set for release sometime in 2019 and in post-production. The script was penned by the original English novelist herself, Caitlin Moran, with Beanie Feldstein [Lady Bird] starring as lead character Johanna Morrigan.

Frank Dillane mentioned being “homesick” during a Fear season 4 exit interview with Entertainment Weekly, so it’s only natural his latest project would be an English-born feature! The Fear star’s last two films include Astral and Viena and the Fantomes, which featured a silver screen crossover with The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal!

‘Nick Clark’ is perhaps most well known to American cinema-goers as Tom Riddle (at 16) in the Harry Potter franchise and most recently as Henry Coffin in 2015’s In the Heart of the Sea.

How to Build a Girl Synopsis:

It’s 1993, and there’s only one way for a fat, bright, funny, working-class sixteen year old (Beanie Feldstein) to break out of her tiny, crowded house in Wolverhampton, and go on the somehow noble sex-quest she desires – to reinvent herself as swashbuckling, top-hat-wearing rock critic Dolly Wilde, and explode all over London.

The only question is – was Dolly Wilde the right girl to build?

How to Build a Girl features Alfie Allen [Game of Thrones] as John Kite, Emma Thompson [Saving Mr. Banks] as Amanda, Paddy Considine [Peaky Blinders], Sarah Solemani [Bridget Jones’s Baby], Sue Perkins [The Great British Baking Show] as Emily Bronte, Tadhg Murphy [Vikings] as Andy Rock, Laurie Kynaston [Cradle to Grave] as Krissi Morrigan, Chris O’Dowd [Bridesmaids], Joanna Scanlan [Girl with a Pearl Earring], and Bobby Schofield [Knightfall] as Pricey, among its cast.

Screenwriter Caitlin Moran has already released a sequel to How to Build a Girl’s novel last July with How to Be Famous, which also follows Johanna Morrigan but at 19-years old. If the film adaption of How to Build a Girl is a success, Frank Dillane might potentially reprise his upcoming role… One step at a time.

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