‘Emily’ trailer: First look at new movie about author Emily Brontë

A trailer has been unveiled for upcoming period drama movie Emily.

The film depicts the brief life of Emily Brontë and is set in 19th century Yorkshire, England.

Most famous for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, Brontë died in 1848 at the age of just 30.

She’s played in Emily by French-British actress Emma Mackey, best known for her role in Netflix’s hit teen drama Sex Education, new French period drama Eiffel, and Poirot sequel Death on the Nile.

Watch the trailer here:


The official synopsis reads: “Emily tells the imagined life of one of the world’s most famous authors, Emily Brontë. It features Emily, a rebel and misfit who finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights.

“The film explores the relationships that inspired her – her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne; her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman, and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolises.”

Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) is playing Emily’s brother, Branwell Brontë.

The cast also includes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Alexandra Dowling (The Musketeers), Amelia Gething (The Spanish Princess), Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack), and Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty).

Emily will be released in cinemas in the UK on Friday 14th October, following the movie’s debut at next month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

It’ll then get a release in US theatres next year.

Emily is the directorial debut of Mansfield Park actress Frances O’Connor.

O’Connor previously commented: “Emily Brontë’s writing is steeped in such passion, feeling, violence and fierce intelligence – that I’ve always yearned to know who she really was.”

The English-Australian filmmaker added: “Emily is about a rebel and misfit, a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. And, in creating an imagined life for her, I hope Emily Brontë will live again.”

Emma Mackey also has a new movie about King Charles II’s mistress coming up, from the makers of Atonement.

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is available on Amazon.