Emma Mackey, who plays Maeve Wiley in Sex Education, becomes Wuthering Heights author Emily Bronte in a new gothic trailer from Warner Bros. UK.
French actress Emma Mackey plays acclaimed writer Emily Brontë in a moving new trailer for Emily. Mackey rose to fame with the Netflix series Sex education. The series debuted in 2019 and filming for Season 4 is set to begin this fall. Her performance as Maeve in the Netflix hit was critically acclaimed and Season 1 saw Mackey quickly become a fan favorite on the show. Since Sex educationMackey starred in Death on the Nile and was announced as a cast member for the Greta Gerwig film Barbie.
Now in a new Warner Bros UK trailer, Mackey takes on the role of Emily Brontë in Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, simply titled Emily. The film follows Brontë as she writes the literary classic The Wuthering Heights. Mackey’s iteration of Brontë’s troubled sister would come off as a “rebellious” and “misfit” struggling to find her place in a mainstream world while juggling relationships with sisters Charlotte and Anne, unstable brother Branwell, and the new forbidden love William Weightman. Taking a page from Brontë’s book, the trailer sports a gothic tone. See the full trailer below:
The biographical film is the latest in a Renaissance period piece centered on female protagonists who struggle to fit into narrow-minded societies. While some remain completely faithful to the source material, such as Autumn de Wilde Emma with Anya Taylor Joy, others like Netflix’s Dakota Johnson Persuasion, taking liberties to breathe new life into familiar stories. Sometimes this approach pays off, as with Apple TV+’s famous historical fantasy series. Dickinson, starring Hailee Steinfeld as poet Emily Dickinson. O’Connor’s Emily promises a more grounded, gothic take on a specific moment in Emily Brontë’s tragically short life. Emily is slated for an October 14 release, so audiences will soon be able to see Mackey transformed into a tortured artist.
Source: Warner Bros. UK