EMMA ROBERTS IS A "WILD CHILD" IN A FUN-FILLED COMING-OF-AGE COMEDY MAKING ITS TELEVISION PREMIERE ON ABC FAMILY SUNDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
The Cast Includes Natasha Richardson, Aidan Quinn and Nick Frost
Burbank, CA (Monday, July 12, 2010) - From friendship and fashion to travel and romance, ABC Family presents the television premiere of "Wild Child," starring Emma Roberts, Natasha Richardson (in her last on-screen performance), Nick Frost and Aidan Quinn on Sunday, August 8 (8:00PM - 10:00PM ET/PT). The movie will premiere during the network's annual 10-day summer programming event, "Campus Crush" (August 1 - August 10).
Emma Roberts stars as 16-year-old Poppy, an LA teen diva who does what she wants whenever she wants. But after an over-the-top prank pushes her father (Quinn) one step too far, she finds herself shipped off to the one place where everything will change - British boarding school. No cell phones, no designer clothes�no way. Desperate to break free, she sets in motion the ultimate escape plan involving the son (Alex Pettyfer) of the head mistress (Richardson) - only to discover that this could be the reason she wants to stay.
"Wild Child" is directed by Nick Moore; written by Lucy Dahl; and produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Diana Phillips while being line produced by Alexandra Ferguson.
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