Carey Mulligan adds Bathsheba Everdene to her repertoire with Far From The Madding Crowd. Check out its first trailer below:
Forget love triangles. That's so totally 2014. How about a love quadrangle? In Thomas Hardy’s classic 1874 novel Far From The Madding Crowd, Bathsheba Everdene has her pick of three very different suitors. There's the kind-hearted sheep farmer Gabrielle Oak, the dashing and passionate Sergeant Frank Troy, and the wealthy but stern William Boldwood. Each offers love. Which one--and which life--will she choose?
In Far From The Madding Crowd's first trailer, Fox Searchlight builds this premise out with loads of mood and an eerie and enchanting song. The colors are glorious, and naturally Carey Mulligan looks lovely as Bathsheba. But let's take a closer look at her co-stars/the heroine's romantic options.
First up, that simple shepherd Gabrielle Oaks, played here by Matthias Schoenaerts, the Belgian actor who recently stared opposite Marion Cotillard in the critically acclaimed drama Rust and Bone.
Next up, On The Road's Tom Sturridge fills out the enticing uniform of Sergeant Frank Troy.
And lastly, Masters of Sex co-star Michael Sheen as older man/gentleman William Boldwood. At 45, the Welsh performer is sixteen years older than the lovely Carey Mulligan.
Each has his virtues, but which of Bathsheba's three suitors has been selected to share with her the first poster for Far From The Madding Crowd? Click to page 2 to find out.
Far From The Madding Crowd will open in the U.S. on May 1st, 2015.