British "It" girl Juno Temple has been cast as the late Princess Margaret in Girls’ Night Out, a fictionalized story of how the two princesses left Buckingham Palace for a night to celebrate the end of World War II in the streets with the common folks.
The film will show the princesses partying amongst the revelers unnoticed on VE Day in 1945, a sort of historical fiction of Roman Holiday. Actress Alexandra Roach, who played a young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, has been cast as Queen Elizabeth; Michael Hoffman from The Last Station is directing.
A piece in the Guardian announcing Temple’s casting as a princess was an exercise in pearl-clutching: it noted that Temple "made her name playing an American serial killer beauty queen, a 1970s prostitute, a lesbian werewolf and an abused teenager from a Texas trailer park." It also noted she’s in two films debuting at Sundance, Afternoon Delight, which is about strippers, and Lovelace, which is about porn star Linda Lovelace.
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