In the past, from Pride and Prejudice and Emma from Pride and Prejudice to Little Women and Jane Eyre, The 90s appeared to be a romantic revival of films based on the classics in the world. Following the massive success of Bridgerton, the Netflix series Bridgerton has begun, and we’re starting to witness a resurgence of the popular 90s regency trend.
With the revival of romantic period romances, like the 2020 film Emma which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, and the adaptation this year of Persuasion, which stars Dakota Johnson, audiences are waiting for the same longing gazes over elegant ballrooms and passionate declarations of love and romance.
The film Emily seems to be within this category since it gives a behind-the-scenes review of an iconic and well-known novel in English literary history, Wuthering Heights. The version released in 1992, Wuthering Heights the 1992 version of was the only regency treasure out of a cache of others at the time, and it has since been transformed into a television show in 2009 and a film adaptation in the year 2011. The story also inspired 18-year-old Kate Bush to write her song “Wuthering Heights” in 1977.
It’s a song that has seen increased interest following Bush’s “Running up The Hill” and was included during the final season of the famous successful Netflix show Stranger Things. The story of Wuthering Heights is so that people never get bored of the many film adaptations it has inspired; however, this time around, Emily will give a totally distinct approach to the cult classic.
This is your complete guide to Everything you should be aware of about Emily.
What is Emily About?
The film will focus specifically on the biography of Emily Bronte and is set in the 19th century in Yorkshire, England. Emily is an English poet, writer, and poet, but aside from being described as a recluse who was antisocial with a timid disposition, There isn’t much available about her. While she had a short time as a teacher, she was then able to pen the infamous novel Wuthering Heights romance about two inseparable soulmates, Cathy Heathcliff and Cathy Heathcliff. The book was first published in 1847, the same year that Jane Eyre was published.
Jane Eyre is another equally powerful novel written by Emily’s younger twin sister, Charlotte Bronte. It was written by the Bronte sisters, a flourishing literary family with all three authors contributing several of the most essential culturally significant poems and novels of classic literature. When her book was first launched, Emily used an alias of Ellis Bell in the hope that her work would be viewed with respect.
It was not unusual to see women’s works of literature severely criticized or even ignored during this period, and the majority of women were not considered serious. This is why Emily and her siblings are remarkable.
Emily tragically passed away at the age of thirty, only one full year before Wuthering Heights was published and well before she was able to be a witness to the influence it could be able to have. Today, more than 200 years later, Wuthering Heights is immersively read by millions worldwide. It’s a painful love story that will make Thomas Hardy or even Jane Austen run for their money.
Who is the Star of Emily?
The actress who will play Emily is Emma Mackey, a French-British actress whose most notable performance is on the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Maeve; she also played the jaded love Jackie de Bellefort in Kenneth Branagh’s sequel to the murder mystery Death on the Nile which premiered in theaters in February.
The actress who plays the younger sibling, Anne, will play Amelia Gething, an actress who has written and performed in her comedy sketch series in 2019. Her younger sibling Charlotte plays Alexandra Dowling, best known for her role as Queen Anne in The BBC television series The Three Musketeers and Roslin Frey in Game of Thrones. The show will also be starring Fionn Whiteheadas Emily’s sister Branwell who Emily has been reported to have idolized, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Emily’s lover William Weightman.
The film was composed and directed by Frances O’Connor, an actress exposed to period dramas because she was the main character in Mansfield Park in 1999. Emily will become O’Connor’s first directorial venture.
What is the release date and location of Emily?
The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2022, and received the praise of the critics. The film will be available to the public on October 14, 2022, and for UK audiences. US viewers will need to wait a couple of months longer, as the film isn’t scheduled to launch in the Americas until 2023. It will then be released to be watched in cinemas according to its release date. Although Warner Bros is releasing the film in the UK, Indie label Bleecker Street is handling distribution in the US following the acquisition of the movie in May 2022.
Do we have a trailer for Emily?
The first trailer of Emily was released on August 11, on August 11, by Warner Bros UK. The film’s cinematography is stunningly gorgeous and dark, with an almost gothic look that is fitting when you look at it concerning the kind of novel Emily wrote later on.
From a thrilling shot of Emily standing during a raging rain to a fiery kiss sparked by the light of a candle, the film seems to be just as exciting as a standard period drama. In the movie’s trailer, Emily appears as the eccentric member of the clan and is soaring through the mountains of Yorkshire and frightening all with the “ungodly” and witty writing.
Unusual and with unique capabilities, it’s not a surprise that she created quite a stir throughout her brief career, with the expression “freedom of thought” sounding like a perfect phrase for a woman of her age. Apart from an agonizing stare here and a playful smirk there, the film remains obscure and leaves us with the most crucial question, which is asked just five minutes into the movie. What made Emily Bronte go on to create one of the more famous love stories ever written? The answer isn’t known; however, Emily could be the next great thing.