Fox Searchlight has revealed the teaser trailer and poster for the new filmic adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s romantic literary classic Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Academy Award-nominee Carey Mulligan (An Education, Drive). See the trailer and poster below!
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.
Far From the Madding Crowd is directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Dear Wendy) with a screenplay adaptation by David Nicholls (One Day, Starter for 10), and will be released by Fox Searchlight on May 1, 2015.