“Far From The Madding” Gets A Remake

Thomas Vinterberg is directing a new version of Hardy‘s “Far from the Madding Crowd,” which everyone of a certain age knows was filmed in 1967 by John Schlesinger. Carey Mulligan has the Julie Christie role (Bathsheba Everdene, which sounds like a “Hunger Games” name). Matthias Schoenaerts, pictured with Mulligan, has the Alan Bates role (sheep farmer, man of the soil, no manicure), Tom Sturridge plays a caddish cocksman in uniform (i.e., the Terrence Stamp role) and Michael Sheen plays the prosperous William Boldwood (Peter Finch‘s character). It sounds a bit plodding, no?

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