A new Effie Gray trailer has arrived as the film is finally poised to hit domestic theaters this spring. Written by Emma Thompson and directed by Richard Laxton (Burton and Taylor), the biopic tells the story of the mysterious marriage between young Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning) and art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise), unveiling the truth behind their relationship. This thing was shot a few years ago and the tone of the trailer is a bit odd, but Thompson returning to the British period drama world as a screenwriter is promising.
Check out the new Effie Gray trailer after the jump. The film also stars Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Claudia Cardinale, James Fox, Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi, and David Suchet. Effie Gray opens in theaters here in the U.S. on April 3rd.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Effie Gray:
In her original screenplay EFFIE GRAY, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. EFFIE GRAY explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.