‘Emily’ Trailer: Emma Mackey Stars As ‘Wuthering Heights’ Author Emily Brontë For Director Frances O’Connor

The world has enough adaptations of Victorian-era writers, but it could be argued there are also too many movies about the writers and the events that inspired them. However, there’s reason to be excited about Emily. First and foremost, it stars Sex Education and Death On the Nile breakout Emma Mackey as poet and Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë. Second, the film is directed by actress Frances O’Connor, who built her career starring in exactly this sort of period piece with The Importance of Being Earnest and Mansfield Park.

Mackey is surrounded by a stellar cast that includes Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Adrian Dunbar, Amelia Gething, and Gemma Jones.

Based on this new trailer Emily doesn’t look like the typical dreary drama that we’ve come to expect, perhaps owing to O’Connor’s familiarity with the genre.

Bleecker Street will release Emily into theaters on February 17th.

EMILY imagines Emily Brontë’s own Gothic story that inspired her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights.” Haunted by the death of her mother, Emily struggles within the confines of her family life and yearns for artistic and personal freedom, and so begins a journey to channel her creative potential into one of the greatest novels of all time.


Travis Hopson
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