"Funny Face," Starring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson, Set for April 8 Blu-Ray Release

By .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
03 Jan 2014

<i>Funny Face</i> cover art
Funny Face cover art

The movie musical "Funny Face," starring Academy Award nominee Fred Astaire, Tony and Academy Award winner Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson, will be released on Blu-Ray in April.

The film, which was directed by Stanley Donen, is available for pre-order from Amazon.com prior to its April 8 release.

The movie centers around a romance between fashion photographer Dick Avery (Astaire) and the shy bookshop clerk Jo Stockton (Hepburn), whom he recruits as a model. Thompson played fashion magazine editor Maggie Prescott.

The film, which features songs by George and Ira Gershwin, including "How Long Has This Been Going On?" and "S'Wonderful," features the title, star (Astaire) and some songs from the 1927 Gershwin stage musical; however, the plot differs greatly.

"Funny Face" was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen.