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Watch: Dakota Fanning Is a Teen Bride in Emma Thompson’s ‘Effie Gray’

Watch: Dakota Fanning Is a Teen Bride in Emma Thompson's 'Effie Gray'

Though we won’t know the US distributor until next month, "Effie Gray" will bow in UK cinemas on October 10. This is the first original screenplay by Thompson, who won a 1996 Oscar for adapting Jane Austin’s "Sense and Sensibility" and also penned the Nanny McPhee films.

Fanning plays the titular bride — of critic John Ruskin — whose marriage was unconsummated and who left Ruskin for "Ophelia" painter John Everett Millais. Scandalous.

The clip and moody trailer below hint at the Victorian salaciousness to come. Listen to Thompson’s BAFTA talk on screenwriting here; read a Thompson interview from the 2013 award season here.

The film is directed by Richard Laxton.

Trailer and clip:

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