A new trailer for “Far From the Madding Crowd,” a film by Thomas Vinterberg (Oscar-nominated “The Hunt”) has been released via Yahoo. This adaptation of novelist Thomas Hardy’s classic love story stars Carey Mulligan as heroine Bathsheba Everdene, a spirited woman who inherits a fortune and find herself torn between three different men, all vying for her affections. Her suitors are played by Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge.
Although Bathsheba is beautiful and desired by many, she in unsure what she herself desires and fears no man will be able to tame her. “It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in a language chiefly made by men to express theirs,” she explains.
This Fox Searchlight adaptation is the fourth time Hardy’s 1874 novel has been brought to the screen (Julie Christie was the last actress to take on the role). Mulligan has excelled in period pieces playing feisty and complicated women before (“Never Let Me Go,” “An Education”) so her rendition of Ms. Everdene is likely to delight.
The film has a U.S. and UK release date of May 1. Check out the trailer below: