The recent procession of 19th-century literary classics into modern multiplexes – spanning from last year’s Fassbender-infused Jane Eyre to Joe Wright’s upcoming, dazzlingly theatrical Anna Karenina – continues with a new version of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Brontë’s tale of windswept moors and tempestuous romance is gorgeously realized by Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold in a new teaser trailer for the upcoming film.
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Arnold’s critically-acclaimed sophomore feature Fish Tank captured the turbulence of youth with a rare combination of rawness and sensitivity. Judging by the intense succession of images in the teaser, she’s translated that sensibility to the emotional landscape of Heights. The film, which stars Kaya Scodelario (Skins) and a debuting James Howson as Catherine and Heathcliff, has spent nearly a year on the festival circuit; it’s finally hitting theaters stateside on October 5.
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