Carey Mulligan has certainly proved herself as one of the best actresses to emerge in the last few years. But as she’s a British actress it’s compulsory for her to do a full-on period drama every so often (well, it’s not compulsory, but it sure seems like it), and as a result she’s thinking about playing Bathsheba Everdene in a new version of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd.
The Wrap reports Dogme 95 co-founder Thomas Vinterberg, who helmed the groundbreaking Danish drama The Celebration, is in talks to helm the film, although there no news on whether he’s planning a traditional type of movie, or something more avant garde. One Day author and screenwriter David Nicholls is writing the screenplay which is about headstrong farmer’s daughter Bathsheba Everdene, and her tumultuous love life, who must choose between three very different suitors, which involves a shepherd she initially, a dashing but duplicitous soldier, and a farm owner.
It appears the movie is currently fairly early in its development, so it may be some time before it goes in front of the cameras.