Carey Mulligan, the UK sensation who is being tipped for awards glory in An Education, is in advance discussions to star in the title role of Effie, being sold here by Ealing Studios.
The film is written by Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson, who will also star with Greg Wise.
Richard Laxton will direct the drama, which is about one of the great scandals of the Victorian era. It follows the story of John Ruskin (Wise), the eminent Victorian art critic, and of his marriage to Effie Gray (Mulligan).
As her troubled husband’s behaviour becomes ever stranger, Effie must gather her wits about her to avoid scandal while ensuring escape to the arms of the man she really loves: the dashing artist – and darling of her husband’s critical eye – John Everett Millais. Thompson plays Lady Eastlake.
EDIT: 9 more photos have been added:
Getting to work, Shia LaBeouf looked spiffed up in a suit while walking in New York City with girlfriend Carey Mulligan on Thursday (November 5).
The lovely couple happened to be on the way to the set of their new movie, “Wall Street 2.”
Looking absolutely radiant, Carey Mulligan struck a few poses for a fashion shoot in the West Village on Monday (November 2).
The Audrey Hepburn-inspired photo shoot was directed by Grace Coddington, with plans on an upcoming spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
As you may know, Carey is featured in November’s Elle UK magazine and today I was able to get my hands on the photoshoot Carey did for the magazine! The pictures are MQ and mildly tagged but she looks so beautiful in these! If anyone could provide Carey Mulligan Online with scans/HQ/untagged photos then we’d really appreciate it but for now enjoy!
Carey recently did a New York Times “T Magazine” Screen Test and you can view it right here. She talks about “killer lines and a near death experience.” I’ll get caps up soon.
The Playlist recently attended a screening of Carey’s film ‘Never Let Me Go‘ and had this to say about Carey’s performance:
IMDB lists the story line as this : “An alternate history story of a woman who, as she reflects on her private school years in the English countryside, reunites with her two friends to face the dark secrets tied to their communal past.” That being said, the performances and dynamic between the three friends, (Knightley, Garfield and Mulligan) are beautifully executed. Mulligan stood out to me as just so endearing and believable.
The article also included a few photos of Carey filming ‘Never Let Me Go‘ alongside co-star Keira Knightley and others. The photos are small but I just love this one!
I’ve added five more new photos from the portrait shoot I posted the other day from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel but taken different days. This one is a more “professional” photoshoot than the portraits. I have also added a new photo we were missing from Session 012 to the gallery! I absolutely love these!
This Beautiful Fantastic is described as a “modern fairy tale in the vein of Amelie and Finding Neverland.” The cast also includes Tom Wilkinson (Duplicity), Christopher Eccleston (G.I. Joe), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Joanna Lumley (Corpse Bride). The story focuses on frustrated children’s author Bella Brown, who only leaves her obsessively ordered flat for work at the library. Chronically shy, she has no friends, no family and no life until she falls in love with Billy, a hopelessly messy inventor who whirls through the library’s carefully balanced world like a crazy tornado.
Shooting is scheduled to start in March next year on location in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the studios in Cologne, Germany. This Beautiful Fantastic recently appeared on The Brit List, an annual compilation of the best unproduced screenplays in the UK.
Yet again, I have added another gorgeous portraitshoot (in HQ!) of Carey at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel that was taken this month, presumably while promoting ‘An Education‘. I love this shoot, she looks so adorable in some of these pictures!
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Carey has been cast in Terry Loane’s “This Beautiful Fantastic” alongside Tom Wilkinson, Christopher Eccleston, Mackenzie Crook and Joanna Lumley.
Billed as a modern fairy tale, Simon Aboud’s script appears on the annual Brit List, a compilation of the best unproduced screenplays from these shores that circulates here and stateside.
The movie is set to shoot in March 2010 shooting on location in Edinburgh, Scotland and in studio facilities in Cologne, Germany, the backers said.
The script details the story of a chronically shy and obsessively tidy children’s author whose world is turned upside down when she falls in love with a crazy, shambolic inventor.