You loved her as Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace. Then she kicked fairytale ass in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters...Now, Gemma Arterton takes on a completely different type of role in the charming romantic comedy Gemma Bovery. Music Box Films has released the first U.S. trailer, as the film gets ready for an early summer release date in select theaters. This will be Gemma Arterton's second adaptation of a Posy Simmonds graphic novel following 2010's well-received Tamara Drewe.
Gemma Bovery follows British beauty Gemma (Gemma Arterton) and her furniture restorer husband, who move to a charming old farmhouse in the same Norman village where Flaubert's literary classic "Madame Bovary" was written a century earlier. A local baker and Flaubert expert becomes entranced with Gemma and sets out to be her guide and mentor to her new surroundings. As reality sets in on rural French domesticity, the Boverys' marriage begins to fray and Gemma finds herself catching the eye of a young playboy.
Gemma soon finds herself seemingly fulfilling fears that her destiny is linked to that of Flaubert's doomed heroine. Directed by Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel), the film co-stars Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Candelier and Niels Schneider. In theaters May 29, take a look and get lost in the world of Gemma Bovery.