Coming soon, to a movie theater near you: a very lush-looking adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd, starring Carey Mulligan and assorted attractive men. Because this is nothing if not a safe space for total corset chasers, here is an exclusive clip, featuring Mulligan introducing the new sheep farmer.
The official synopsis:
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
HARDSHIPS. PASSIONS. COSTUMES. The movie hits theaters May 1.