Described by writer-director Frances O’Connor as the story of “a reclusive artist [who] struggles to become her true self,” “Emily” explores the inspiration behind an iconic Gothic novel. “How did you write ‘Wuthering Heights?’” Emily Brontë (Emma Mackey, “Sex Education”) is asked in a new trailer for the revisionist biopic.
“I have lots of stories,” Emily says. The trailer suggests that not everyone is interested in what she has to say. Her work is described as “ugly” and she’s warned not to “bring shame” to her family.
“Emily Bronte has always been a touchstone for me in my life. She was someone who was so authentically herself and I wanted to tell a story that would bring her into consciousness for young women now,” O’Connor told us.
“Emily” marks O’Connor’s feature debut. The actress’ on-screen credits include “Mansfield Park” and “The Conjuring 2.”
You can catch “Emily” in theaters February 17.