The first Madame Bovary trailer has dropped, showcasing footage from another Mia Wasikowska period drama.
Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Albert Nobbs, Lawless) stars as the titular wife of a small-town doctor who begins engaging in affairs after she is introduced to high society.
The 19th century classic has been adapted a few times already, so we’re a little unsure as to why this one is ultimately going to be worth a watch. Sure, the costumes are great, the detail looks mastered, and there’s a strong cast, but it’s a little too been-there-done-that to raise much interest. Hopefully it proves us wrong.
Madame Bovary also stars Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Logan Marshall-Green and Laura Carmichael.
No release date has been announced as yet.
Official synopsis for Madame Bovary:
Set in Normandy, France, Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert’s classic story of Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), to leave her father’s pig farm far behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.