ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at the poster for Effie Gray, opening in theaters on April 3. 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.
Effie Gray is the first original screenplay written by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emma Thompson. The film’s cast is led by Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Man on Fire) in her first adult starring role as the eponymous Effie Gray Ruskin. Dakota is joined by a fine group of British and Italian actors, including Emma Thompson (The Remains of the Day, and her Oscar-winning role in Howards End), Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films), Tom Sturridge (On the Road), David Suchet (Agatha Christie’s Poirot), Greg Wise (Walking on Sunshine), Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon a Time in the West), James Fox (Performance), Sir Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech) and Robbie Coltrane (“Harry Potter” films).
The film is produced by Andreas Roald (Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time) and by Donald Rosenfeld (Malick’s Tree of Life), who is also the former President of Merchant Ivory Productions (Howards End, Jefferson in Paris, The Remains of the Day and Mr. & Mrs. Bridge).