First Photo of Gemma Arterton in Tamara Drewe

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Momentum Pictures’ Facebook page for Tamara Drewe has released this first photo of Gemma Arterton in the Stephen Frears-directed film, an adaptation of Posy Simmonds’ acclaimed graphic novel.

Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) will plays the title character, a sexy flirt who returns to her small country village and stirs up dark passions among the locals. Simmonds’ novel, itself a collection of comic strips she first published in U.K. newspaper The Guardian, is a modern reimagining of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel “Far From the Madding Crowd.”

The movie co-stars Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Luke Evans, Bill Camp and Tamsin Greig.