ComingSoon.net has an exclusive first look at three new photos from writer/director Jane Campion’s Bright Star, opening on September 18th. The romantic drama stars Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox.
In the film, set in 1818 London, a secret love affair begins between 23-year-old English poet John Keats (Whishaw) and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Cornish), an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. But when Keats’s younger brother falls ill John and Fanny are drawn together. Keats, touched by Fanny’s efforts to help care for his brother, agrees to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother (Kerry Fox) and Keats’s best friend Charles Armitage Brown (Paul Schneider) realize their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum.