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Returning to English-language filmmaking, THE HUNT director Thomas Vinterberg is stirring up ardour of the Victorian kind in the second trailer for his upcoming film FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.

Based on Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel of the same name, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWN tells the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who becomes an independently wealthy woman after unexpectedly inheriting her uncle’s large farming estate. Piqued by the perceived slights from shepherd Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) and wealthy farmer William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), the prideful and haughty Bathsheba decides to toy with their affections until she meets and becomes infatuated with the dashing soldier Sergeant Francis ‘Frank’ Troy (Tom Sturridge). Noticing Bathsheba’s interest in Troy, Oak attempts to discourage her affections as Boldwood becomes more increasingly aggressive towards his rival. Ignoring Oak’s advice, Bathsheba soon thereafter makes a number of decisions that sends them all on a dangerous path with unexpected consequences.

Adapted by David Nicholls and beautifully shot by THE HUNT cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, the Fox Searchlight adaption also stars Juno Temple as Fanny Robin.

You can check out the latest trailer and poster artwork below:

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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD opens on May 1st.

Source: Fox Searchlight