Ben Whishaw stars as the poet John Keats as the film tells the story of his three-year love affair with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Both Cornish and Whishaw have gained attention for their performances and Jane Campion will obviously be drawing attention once again for a potential Best Director nomination.
Bright Star is set to hit theaters on September 18 via Bob Berney and River Road’s Bill Pohlad soon-to-be-named new studio.
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And now… the trailer…