Netflix Orders Coming-of-Age Drama ‘My Oxford Year’

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Netflix has ordered a coming-of-age drama film titled ‘My Oxford Year,’ The Cinemaholic can confirm. The movie will start filming in London, England, in August. Iain Morris is at the helm of the project with a screenplay written by Allison Burnett. The cast of the feature has yet to be announced.

The plot revolves around Ella Durran, an ambitious young woman whose lifelong dream of studying at Oxford finally comes true with a Rhodes Scholarship. However, her plans take an unexpected turn when she is offered a position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign, challenging the initial expectations of her Oxford experience. Matters become more complicated when she meets Jamie Davenport, a local with a sharp tongue and an undeniable connection to Ella.

As the narrative progresses, what starts as a casual fling between Ella and Jamie evolves into something deeper, which leads to the revelation of the latter’s life-changing secret. Ella is now torn between her political aspirations and her growing feelings for Jamie, forcing her to confront difficult choices about her future. As her time in Oxford comes to its conclusion, Ella must decide which dreams truly matter most to her.

Morris is recognized for creating and writing several notable projects, including BBC’s comedy series ‘First Team Wins,’ which humorously depicts the escapades of three young football players at a fictional Premier League club. He also co-wrote the script for Taika Waititi’s ‘Next Goal Wins.’ His contributions extend to the acclaimed series ‘The Inbetweeners’ and its follow-up films and American remake.

A novelist himself, Allison was nominated for the Pen Center USA Award for his debut novel, ‘Christopher: A Tale of Seduction.’ Since then, he has published works such as ‘The House Beautiful’ and ‘Undiscovered Gyrl.’ As a screenwriter, he has penned films like Britt Robertson’s ‘Ask Me Anything,’ Amanda Seyfried‘s ‘Gone,’ and Samuel L. Jackson‘s ‘Resurrecting the Champ.’ His most recent feature is the Jeff Bezos biopic ‘Bezos,’ starring
Armando Gutierrez.

Temple Hill Entertainment, the banner behind the ‘Twilight’ films, is the movie’s production company. Netflix has previously collaborated with it for Brett Haley’s ‘All Together Now,’ Kevin Hart’s ‘Fatherhood,’ and David Harbour’s ‘We Have a Ghost.’

London has been a favored location for numerous Netflix adaptations of literary works, including ‘3 Body Problem‘ and ‘Bridgerton.’

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