Another British drama was presented at the Venice Film Festival. Andrea Arnold directed a new adaptation of Emily Brontë's "Wuthering Heights", a classic story about the power of love and passion. Firstly it supposed to be a bigger project with Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender, but then it became independent of the famous stars. The main parts are played by young actors James Howson and Kaya Scodelario. For James it is a debut, but Kaya is known thanks to the TV show "Skins" and a role of Peshet in "Clash of the Titans". The most important thing is it's not just regular costume drama. Critics are saying Andrea Arnold reconsidered this classic story, tried to make it not ordinary. She breaks all canons. Also it's promised to be visually stunning, because the movie was made in North Yorkshire.
The last adaptation of the novel "Wuthering Heights" was directed by Coky Giedroyc in 2009 and starred Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley.
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"Wuthering Heights" Photocall - Solomon Glave, James Howson, Andrea Arnold, Kaya Scodelario, Shannon Beer
"Wuthering Heights" Premiere - Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Andrea Arnold
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