Prime Video released the first trailer for its upcoming medieval comedy Catherine, Called Birdy. The film is based on the best selling children’s novel of the same name that follows the adventures of Birdy as she tries to circumvent her fathers wish to marry her off to a wealthy man. Prime Video also released a new synopsis for the film.
The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever and adventurous – and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the most vile suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.
The film stars Bella Ramsey as Birdy, Andrew Scott as Lord Rollo, and Billie Piper as Lady Aislinn. Also in the cast are Joe Alwyn, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ralph Ineson, and Isis Hainsworth. The screenplay for the film was written by Lena Dunham who also stars in and directs the adaptation.
Make sure to check out the trailer below to get a sneak peak of Catherine, Called Birdy and then make sure to watch the film when it is released on Prime Video on October 7.