‘Lady Macbeth’ Trailer: Period Drama About Forbidden Lovers & Revenge Gets Release Date
Roadside Attractions’ Lady Macbeth, the directorial feature debut from William Oldroyd. The pic was written by Alice Birch based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk. It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank. Roadside said today it is releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles theaters June 2.
Set in rural England 1865, Lady Macbeth centers on Katherine (Pugh), a woman stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Lady Macbeth had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, where Roadside picked it up, and it will head to Sundance in 2017.
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