Watch the ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ Teaser Trailer

Far From the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy’s classic English pastoral novel, was first published in book form 140 years ago today, on November 23, 1874.
To mark the anniversary, a teaser trailer and teaser poster for the highly anticipated 2015 film adaptation of the book have been released today.

The newest adaptation of Far from the Madding Crowd will be directed by Thomas Vinterberg and star Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, and Juno Temple.

1109358Independent 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 swiftpassion and slow courtship is imbued with his evocative descriptions of rural life and landscapes, and with unflinching honesty about sexual relationships.

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