Lady Macbeth - Poster & Trailer
Roadside Attractions will release LADY MACBETH in select theaters on July 14, 2017
Directed by William Oldroyd
Written by Alice Birch based on the novel by Nikolai Leskov
Starring Christopher Fairbank, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis and Bill Fellows.
*Official selection 2016 Toronto International Film Festival*
*Official selection 2017 Sundance Film Festival*
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
WATCH THE TRAILER
This looks to be a nice, different take on the stale costume-drama genre.
I was initially skeptical as, growing up in England, I have had my fill of people in stuffy costumes, in stuffy rooms, ee-ba-gumming all over the place in regional accents with ruddy cheeks. People who leave drama school and immediately head to the moors to flounce around in a billowing shirt and glue on sideburns attempting to be the next Colin Bleedin' Firth!
While there is still certainly some of that in this new take on the "bodice ripper" story, it also looks nicely moody, dramatic and, yes, sexy!