Following the first trailer that debuted in November, Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the second trailer for Far from the Madding Crowd. This adaptation hits theaters on May 1, which unfortunately pits it against the highly-anticipated blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron, so we'll have to wait and see how it holds up at the box office.

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, this is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Juno Temple and Hilton McRae co-star in this drama from director Thomas Vinterberg. The director's last film The Hunt was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at last year's Academy Awards. Take a look at the latest footage, and stay tuned for more from this upcoming adaptation before it debuts this May.

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