Following an international version back in September, Adopt Films has just released a domestic trailer for Effie Gray, the upcoming historical drama starring Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, Very Good Girls), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Sense and Sensibility), Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio, On the Road), David Suchet (“Poirot,” The Bank Job), Julie Walters (Harry Potter films, Brave), Greg Wise (Johnny English, “Homefront”), Claudia Cardinale (Once Upon a Time in the West, 8 1/2), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter films, Brave), James Fox (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sherlock Holmes) and Derek Jacobi (The King’s Speech, Gladiator). Check it out in the player below!
Featuring an original screenplay by the Academy Award winning Thompson, Effie Gray 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. The film aims to explore the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.
Directed by Richard Laxton, Effie Gray hits theaters on April 3, 2015 in a limited release.