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Emma Mackey, Joe Alwyn to Star in Emily Brontë Origin Story

Emma Mackey, Joe Alwyn to Star in Emily Brontë Origin Story

Emma Mackey, Joe Alwyn, Fionn Whitehead and Emily Beecham have boarded Emily Brontë’s origin story “Emily,” helmed and scripted by Frances O’Connor. Embankment has launched worldwide sales on the film.

In her script, O’Connor has imagined the transformative journey to womanhood of Brontë – a rebel and a misfit, and author of “Wuthering Heights.”

O’Connor, known for her extensive acting career including “Mansfield Park,” “Bedazzled,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “The Missing,” makes her directorial debut.

O’Connor said: “Emily Brontë’s work and words are full of passion, feeling, violence, and fierce intelligence. In creating an imagined life for Emily, she will live again for our audience. Her story is about a young woman daring to form herself, to embrace her true nature, despite the consequences. Emily is, in fact, a love letter to women today, especially young women, a calling to them to challenge themselves to connect

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