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With the popularity of Victorian and Edwardian melodramas right now, I’m surprised that there have not been more current big-screen versions of Thomas Hardy’s novels. Luckily, director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) is going some way to rectifying that in his production of Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts. In the first trailer for the film, Mulligan’s beauty vies with the English countryside for captivating qualities, and it’s a toss-up which one wins.
Far From the Madding Crowd features Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, a headstrong young woman who takes over a farm to run on her own account. She quickly attracts three suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer who belatedly comes to work on Bathsheba’s farm; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome but venal Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a wealthy bachelor with a stolid exterior that conceals a passionate soul. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Thomas Hardy novel Far From the Madding Crowd has been adapted into a lush film by Thomas Vinterberg, who gained international notice as part of Lars von Trier’s Dogme 95 crowd and most recently made The Hunt. Carey Mulligan stars as the very independent woman Bathsheba Everdene, while Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, and Michael […]
- Russ Fischer
Author Thomas Hardy's beloved novel Far from the Madding Crowd comes to life in the first trailer for this Fox Searchlight adaptation. Carey Mulligan stars as a young woman pulled in three different directions as she struggles to figure out her life. The movie is set for release this summer.
Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Far From the Madding Crowd looks like it falls firmly in Fox Searchlight's wheelhouse (in the period film way, not the quirky indie way), which seems like a good thing in this case. The Thomas Hardy adaptation stars Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, (who you can currently see in The Drop) and Tom Sturridge (Effie Gray) and looks like one of those gorgeous high caliber pieces I'll never see on my own, but will be glad I did once someone else drags me to it. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster for Far From the Madding Crowd. It was directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for 10). The film will be released by Fox Searchlight on May 1, 2015. It also stars Juno Temple and Jessica Barden. Trailer courtesy of Fox Searchlight: Here's the »
- Evan Dickson
The first trailer has emerged for Thomas Vinterberg’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed film The Hunt. This time the Danish director brings us Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s classically British tale of unrequited love and tragedy.
Carey Mulligan stars as the enticing Bathsheba Everdene, a woman who finds herself being courted by three very distinct men: a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts), a farmer (Michael Sheen), and a solider (Tom Sturridge). Gorgeous pastoral landscapes, stunning mansions, social hierarchy, and above all things, love, are on full display in this trailer which is perfectly underscored by Mulligan’s enchanting singing voice. The song that carries the trailer is “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme” and is performed by Mulligan and Sheen.
The film, which also stars Juno Temple, was whispered, rumoured, and hoped for on the 2014 festival circuit, but having skipped Cannes, Venice, and Tiff, it looks like we’ll »
- Rachel West
Thomas Vinterberg’s "The Hunt" earned a Best Foreign Language Academy Award nomination at this year’s ceremony. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, the psychologically aggressive film focuses in on a town imploding after pedophilia accusations spread like wildfire. Like he did with his Dogme 95 film "The Celebration," Vinterberg’s film burrows straight to the gut, a moral play with physicality. Based on the trailer for his follow-up, an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s "Far From The Madding Crowd," the director will adapt that audacious approach for sweeping romance. "Far From The Madding Crowd" stars Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene, a woman it takes her independence seriously. As she navigates the ups and downs of life, the worst and best of romantic interests, her life continuously brings her back to Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts of "Rust and Bone"), a shepherd who dreams of being more than friends. Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge play two other potential suitors, »
- Matt Patches
The first trailer has been released for "Far From The Madding Crowd," the new adaptation of the Thomas Hardy literary classic being helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg ("The Hunt," "Festen"). The film is due to hit UK cinemas on May 1st 2015.
Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a headstrong and independent woman who turns the heads of three different suitors. The three potential loves? The dashing young sergeant Troy (Tom Sturridge), the grounded shepherd Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) and the lonely rich older farmer William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).
Fox Searchlight has also released the first official one-sheet for the film:
- Garth Franklin
Above is the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s return to English-language filmmaking, Far From The Madding Crowd. Based on Thomas Hardy’s literary classic, it’s the story of the beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (for whom a certain Hunger Games heroine is named) and her choices and passions when faced with three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer who’s captivated by her fetching wilfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Carey Mulligan plays Bathsheba with Matthias Schoenaerts as Oak, Tom Sturridge as Troy and Michael Sheen as Boldwood. (Sidenote: In the trailer, Mulligan and Sheen are the ones performing the theme music, Let No Man Steal Your Thyme.)
I had originally hoped to see this in Cannes, and then it wasn’t to be ready, so fingers were crossed for the fall festivals. But the film »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Having ticked off Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and F. Scott Fitzgerald from her period adaptations to-do list, Carey Mulligan's latest literary endeavour springs from the pen of Thomas Hardy. Far From The Madding Crowd filmed in Oxfordshire late last year, and following a handful of stills, the first trailer has just been released.This version sees Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt) joining the likes of Ang Lee and Cary Fukunaga in casting an international eye over a classic of English literature. In cahoots with cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen, he's clearly making the most of the cinematic potential inherent in Hardy's rolling Wessex countryside.The story, should you be unfamiliar, centres on Mulligan's Bathsheba Everdene (yup, that's where Katniss got her name from), the beautiful, headstrong and independent woman who turns the heads of three different suitors, with varying consequences. Matthias Schoenaerts plays the earthy Gabriel Oak; Tom Sturridge is »
We may have heard Jennifer Lawrence sing this week for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” but another actress is showing off her singing chops in the first trailer for Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.”
Carey Mulligan provides the soundtrack for the trailer, singing traditional folk song “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme,” backed up by co-star Michael Sheen near the end. Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene in Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s book.
The film marks Danish filmmaker Vinterberg’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 movie “The Hunt.” “Far From the Madding Crowd” also stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Juno Temple and follows three men courting Mulligan’s character.
“Far From the Madding Crowd” is set to debut May 1, 2015.
- Alex Stedman
Thomas Vinterberg adapts Thomas Hardy with Far from the Madding Crowd, and a teaser trailer for the May 2015 release has now been released. Carey Mulligan stars as independent-minded Bathsheba Everdene, who finds herself attracting three very different male suitors: sheep farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), Sergent Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), and prosperous, older bachelor William Boldwood (Michael Sheen). Juno Temple also co-stars in this exploration of relationships and resilience.
There have been many film and TV adaptations of Hardy’s novel, with the 1967 version by director John Schlesinger – which starred Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Peter Finch and Alan Bates – being the most beloved, so Vinterberg has his work cut out for him. This is his first English language feature since 2004′s Dear Wendy, though Fox Searchlight’s trailer makes an effort to promote Far from the Madding Crowd as from the filmmaker behind Oscar nominee The Hunt. He’s far from the Dogme crowd now. »
- Josh Slater-Williams
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (the lovely Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.
This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
The book finished 10th on the Guardian‘s list of greatest love stories of all time and in 2003, the »
- Michelle McCue
Producers Alicia Brown and Melanie Coombs have been awarded €50,000 ($A73,000) to complete development of. Step Thirteen, an oddball comedy which will mark the feature debut of English writer-director Tessa Sheridan.
Sheridan won the Palme d.Or at the Cannes Film Festival for her short Is it the Design on the Wrapper?, which followed a woman dressed garishly in bubble-gum colours who conducts an opinion survey about bubble gum consumer habits at a street market, where she encounters a girl aged six or seven.
The BFI has been funding Step Thirteen and now the Media/Creative Europe program has come up with the final stage development funding.
.It.s a highly competitive process and we were the only UK drama to receive the funding,. Brown tells If. .Aardman, Red Star 3D and Blue Zoo Productions were »
- Don Groves
The film, which is now shooting, was picked up for the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).
“The massive interest from distributors worldwide has been overwhelming and yet again underlines that Thomas Vinterberg is one of the most acclaimed directors of our time,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.
Pic was penned by Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm, who »
- Elsa Keslassy
Danish director’s follow-up to The Hunt picked up by the UK, Germany and Brazil among others.
The film, centred on life in a commune in the 1970s, has been snapped up for the UK (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).
It has also been picked up for Brazil (California Filmes).
As previously announced, French distributor Le Pacte secured the upcoming film during the Afm.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Adapted from Lisa Glass’ young-adult novel Blue, the story follows a Cornish teenager who has a whirlwind romance with a famous pro surfer from Hawaii.
London-based producer Leighton Lloyd (Outcast, Dead Simple) will be joined by Steve Cookson and Glass as co-producers, with Michael Favelle executive producing. Australia’s Odins Eye Entertainment will handle sales world-wide.
How to Build A Girl adaptation
Newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s bestseller How To Build A Girl.
Moran tells a somewhat-autobiographical story of Wolverhampton-born teenager Johanna Morrigan, who moves to London and reinvents herself as a fast-talking »
Danish feature has begun shooting and marks follow-up to Vinterberg ‘s The Hunt.
Shooting has just begun on the feature and will continue for a total of eight weeks on location in Denmark and in Trollhättan, Sweden.
The story explores the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Of Horses and Men, the Icelandic drama from first-time director Benedikt Erlingsson, has won this year's Nordic Council Film Prize, beating out Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Norwegian feature Blind, Swedish avalanche drama Force Majeure and Finnish feature Concrete Night to take Scandinavia's top cinema honor. This is the first time an Icelandic film has won the Nordic Council prize, which comes with a cash bursary of around $60,000. Read more Thomas Vinterberg’s 'The Hunt' Wins 2013 Nordic Council Film Prize “Of Horses and Men, is a strikingly original film with its roots in the laconic humor of the
- Scott Roxborough
A total of 17 co-productions received a share of $5.8m
The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund is to plough €4.54m ($5.8m) into 16 feature films and one documentary project.
The upcoming film from the Danish director of Oscar-nominated The Hunt was recently shopped at Toronto by TrustNordisk
Cast has yet to be announced and shooting is expected to start later this year,
Eurimages will also support the new film from Corneliu Porumboiu, director of When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism.
His latest project, The Treasure (Comoara), began shooting on 15 October and follows two men as they face a series of misadventures in their quest to find a treasure »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015
The Danish Oscar Committee chose the film directed by Nils Malmros from a shortlist that also included Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking (Kapgang) and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love (En du elsker).
“It was a difficult decision, with three very personal films from well-known directors were are proud of, but it was an unanimous choice” said committee chairman Henrik Bo Nielsen, MD of the Danish Film Institute.
“After a long career, Malmros is still a strong narrator, who dares stand out – he is not afraid of approaching taboos, he deals with universal themes and gently touches us all.”
Launched at last year’s Rome Film Festival, Sorrow and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jorn Rossing Jensen)
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