Hornby also penned the novels "Fever Pitch," "About a Boy" and "High Fidelity," all of which were turned into successful films.
The Hollywood Reporter described "An Education" as a coming-of-age drama based on journalist Lynn Barber's memoir and starring Carey Mulligan as an Oxford-bound, suburban teen whose life is turned upside down against the backdrop of the "swinging 1960s culture."
Shooting is slated to begin late next month in London, the trade paper said.
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