Gustave Flaubert's timeless novel Madame Bovary comes to life with the first trailer for this adaptation. The book has been brought to the big screen several times before, including a 1991 adaptation starring Isabelle Huppert and a 2000 film starring Frances O'Connor and Hugh Bonneville. The novel was even adapted into a four-part TV mini-series back in 1975. Mia Wasikowska stars as the title character, adding to her list of adaptations including Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Double and Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
Set in Normandy, France, Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's classic story of Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), to leave her father's pig farm far behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.
Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Logan Marshall-Green and Laura Carmichael round out the supporting cast of this period drama from director Sophie Barthes, her follow-up to the indie Cold Souls, also starring Paul Giamatti. In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster for Madame Bovary. Alchemy will release Madame Bovary later this summer, but a specific release date has not been given. While we wait for that announcement, check out the trailer and poster.