New Trailer for Far From the Madding Crowd Introduces Bathsheba’s Three Suitors
Based on Thomas Hardy’s classic 1874 novel, Far From the Madding Crowd stars Carey Mulligan as the headstrong Bathsheba Everdene who famously captures the hearts of three very different men.
In exclusive to Yahoo! trailer, suitor No. 1 is Gabriel Oak, played by Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), a sheepherder.
Lucky bachelor No. 2 is Frank Troy, played by Tom Sturridge (On the Road), He’s a military man.
Lastly, there’s William Boldwood, played by Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), the eldest and richest of the bunch.
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.
In cinemas 1st May, 2015.