‘Far from the Madding Crowd’: from book to the big screen

Another classic novel is being filmed: ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy. Here is a synopsis of the story:

Independent and spirited Bathsheba Everdene has come to Weatherbury to take up her position as a farmer on the largest estate in the area. Her bold presence draws three very different suitors: the gentleman-farmer Boldwood, soldier-seducer Sergeant Troy and the devoted shepherd Gabriel Oak. Each, in contrasting ways, unsettles her decisions and complicates her life, and tragedy ensues, threatening the stability of the whole community. The first of his works set in Wessex, Hardy’s novel of swift passion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.

One of many book covers for ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Vinterberg, who directed the critically-acclaimed Danish movie ‘The Hunt’, helms this project. The script is written by David Nicholls, a well-known British author and screenplay writer. Cast includes Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge. The film will be shown in cinemas on 1st of May 2015. 

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