‘Wild Mountain Thyme’: First Look At Emily Blunt And Jamie Dornan In ‘Doubt’ Director’s New Film

While the blockbusters may have scurried off to next year, this isn’t really the time for them anyway. This is when the smaller distributors like Bleecker Street shine with movies like Wild Mountain Thyme, which arrives this holiday season with stars Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan.

The first images from Wild Mountain Thyme have arrived, featuring Blunt and Dornan in the Irish film from writer/director John Patrick Shanley. That name might sound familiar as he’s also the director behind Joe vs. the Volcano, Moonstruck, and Doubt. He’s adapting from his own stageplay.

Also in the cast are Christopher Walken, Jon Hamm, Danielle Ryan, and Dearbhla Molloy.

SYNOPSIS: John Patrick Shanley, who created the classic MOONSTRUCK, brings his sweeping romantic vision to Ireland with Wild Mountain Thyme. The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursuing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.

Wild Mountain Thyme opens in theaters and VOD on December 11th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.