Effie, a film based on the relationship between Victorian poet and artist, John Ruskin and his unfortunate wife Effie Gray will go into production next month. The film is written by Emma Thompson who will also play Lady Eastlake, and the Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan will be in the starring role of Gray.
Richard Laxton is directing and Thompson’s husband, Greg Wise, is to produce the film and play the part of Ruskin. According to thefancarpet he and Thompson asked Mulligan to take the part before her success in An Education:
“Carey has a rare quality of being open and unfettered. At the time Effie said she would have borne anything, had Ruskin just been kind. But I can’t play him as an ogre because the audience need to understand why she married this man.”
Ruskin and Gray’s unconsummated love affair will be central to the plot of the film. United on his wedding night in April 1848 with Effie Gray, the girl who had been the object of some of his most beautiful writing during their courtship, Ruskin suddenly realizes he has made a mistake and postpones the consummation.
Some general movie news wrap up for those who are curious: the premiere date for Wall Street 2 has been pushed back to September 24, where the film will be entered in the Cannes Film Festival. According to this source, Fox and Oliver Stone believe that it would be an opportunity to launch the film to a worldwide platform.
An Education will be released on March 30 in both DVD and Blu-ray format. You can pre order your copy here and you can expect pretty screencaptures when it’s released!
The official website for The Greatest has been launched at TheGreatestTheMovie.com. You can view the official trailer at the site but unfortunately there is no other information on the site so far. Judging by the trailer it looks like a beautiful movie!
Two posters of the movie were released so far and they have been added to the gallery along with captures of the trailer.
I’ve been meaning to upload these for a while, so I apologise for the wait. Screen captures from Carey’s earlier works have been added, including: Bleak House from 2005; The Sittaford Mystery from 2006; and finally from ITV’s Behind-the-Scenes look at Northanger Abbey! Also, one of last year’s TIFF photoshoots have been replaced with high quality versions. Previews can be viewed below.
The first official batch of stills from ‘Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps’ have appeared online, and one of them features Carey! Hopefully more will be added asap The film has also been given the release date of April 23, 2010. Here’s a synopsis of the film:
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader (played by Shia Labeouf) partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas, reprising his original role) on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor. Meanwhile, Gekko tries to reconnect with his cute as a button daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan).