Fox Searchlight has released a new Far from the Madding Crowd trailer for director Thomas Vinterberg’s (The Hunt) adaptation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel. The romantic drama stars Carey Mulligan as a young, independent woman who inherits a fortune and then becomes the target of three very different suitors: a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts), a reckless Sergeant (Tom Sturridge), and a prosperous bachelor (Michael Sheen). This looks to be a captivating film that’s not only emotionally involving, but also visually fetching. Mulligan also appears to be delivering a swell performance (no surprise there), and I’m eager to see how the adaptation plays out on the big screen.
Watch the new Far From the Madding Crowd trailer below, via Fox Searchlight. The film also stars Juno Temple and Jessica Barden. Far From the Madding Crowd opens in theaters on March 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Far From the Madding Crowd:
The film tells 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.