Here’s the first look at Emma Mackey, who was nominated for a BAFTA for “Sex Education” in the upcoming UK film “Emily,” a biopic about the origins of Emily Bronte, the author of “Wuthering Heights.” The film, which marks actress Frances O’Connor’s directorial and scripting debut, is now under production in the United Kingdom (The Missing). Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Alexandra Dowling (The Musketeers), Amelia Gething (The Spanish Princess), BAFTA candidate Gemma Jones (Ammonite), and Adrian Dunbar (Line Of Duty) are among the other cast members. Emily Beecham and Joe Alwyn have left the project.
The embankment, a British sales company that is also the executive producer and funding coordinator, has sold several territories in advance, including the United Kingdom to Warner Bros., France, Germany, and Switzerland to Wild Bunch, and Italy and Spain to Wild Bunch subsidiaries BIM and Vertigo, respectively. Portugal (Nos), Benelux (Cineart), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Greece (Spentzos), Israel (United King), the Middle East (Front Row), South Africa (Filmfinity), and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have also signed agreements (Madman).
David Barron (Harry Potter series) and Piers Tempest (The Wife) are producing the picture alongside Arenamedia’s Robert Connolly and Robert Patterson (The Dry). Spitfire Audio Holdings, The Post Republic, and Tempo have all contributed to the project, with Peter Touche serving as executive producer. Michael O’Connor, an Academy Award-winning costume designer, is the department’s head (Ammonite).