Sex Education’s Emma Mackey to play Emily Brontë in upcoming biopic

by 24USATVMay 23, 2020, 2:40 p.m. 20
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TV and film might be on hold right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't stop us feeling excited about what's to come - and top of our list right now is Emily, a biopic about Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë starring Sex Education's Emma Mackey.

The actress, who plays Maeve in the Netflix show, has been announced as the lead role alongside The Favourite star (and Taylor Swift's boyfriend) Joe Alwyn, who will play Emily's lover.

The movie has been written by Golden Globe-nominated actress Frances O’Connor, who will also direct. The storyline will look at the life of the author who died when she was just 30 years old.

Frances told Deadline: “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 with their authentic voice and potential. I am so excited to work with such a thrilling, talented, young cast; luminous, intelligent, and spirited.”

The film will start shooting in Yorkshire next year, and is set for release in 2022. We can't wait!

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