Bleecker Street Buys Emma Mackey’s Emily Brontë Biopic From Frances O’Connor
Bleecker Street has bought the U.S.
rights for writer-director Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, “Emily,” which tells the story of author Emily Brontë’s real-life romance in the lead up to her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights.”Bleecker Street is planning a 2023 theatrical release Stateside, while Warner Bros.
will open the film wide in U.K.
cinemas.Promotional materials for the project describe “Emily” as imagining “the transformative, exhilarating and uplifting journey to womanhood of one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic and passionate writers.”BAFTA nominee Emma Mackey leads a cast of young British talent, including Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Invisible Man”), Alexandra Dowling (“The Musketeers”) and Amelia Gething (“The Spanish Princess”) as well as BAFTA nominee Gemma Jones (“Ammonite”) and Adrian Dunbar (“Line of Duty”).The acquisition was negotiated by Bleecker Street’s head of acquisitions, Kent Sanderson, with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street alongside Embankment,
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