Lesley Manville has a taste for the finer things in the first trailer for Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. Based on Paul Gallico's beloved novella, the movie follows a widowed housekeeper in 1950s London who embarks on a Parisian adventure to purchase the couture dress of her dreams.
Oscar nominee Manville (Phantom Thread) stars as the eponymous Ada Harris, with a supporting cast that includes Isabelle Huppert (herself an Oscar nominee for 2016's Elle), Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Rose Williams, and Emily in Paris heartthrob Lucas Bravo.
Guaranteeing that the dress in question will be worth the trip, the movie was made in partnership with The House of Dior. Louder Than Words director Anthony Fabian helms from a screenplay he wrote with Carroll Cartwright, Keith Thompson, and Olivia Hetreed.
This is but the latest take on Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, which was previously adapted into a stage musical and 1992 TV movie starring Angela Lansburgy. Should this version prove successful, Gallico has penned further adventures where Mrs. Harris Goes to New York, to Parliament and to Moscow.
Watch the trailer below.
Focus Features will release Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris in theaters on July 15.