Emma Thompson’s (as writer and co-star) production of Effie Gray has been held up for some time, but will finally be released in the UK on October 10 2014, and in the US in November.
The movie is about the marriage of Effie Gray to art critic and Pre-Raphaelite John Ruskin, who famously never consummated the marriage (supposedly, some historians say, because he was unable to deal with the realities of a mature woman, including pubic hair. I say yes, maybe, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it sounds like there may be some other issues going on there).
The movie is a relative Who’s Who of British actors, including Greg Wise (Mr. Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility) as Ruskin, plus Julie Waters, Derek Jacobi, and Thompson herself. The lead part is played by Dakota Fanning.
The costumes were designed by Ruth Myers, who also did The Golden Compass, The Painted Veil, LA Confidential, the Gwyneth Paltrow Emma, and lots more.
Here’s some photos:
And here’s the trailer: