Saturday, May 01, 2021

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Bustle has compiled what we know so far about Frances O’Connor's biopic of Emily Brontë.
Sex Education star Emma Mackey is taking on the role of “rebel” Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë in a brand new biopic, Emily. The film is expected to detail the celebrated British author’s “exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood,” per IMDB, “as she navigates the world as a 19th-century woman who wants to write.” The biopic is currently in production but here’s everything we know so far about Emily. [...]
Filming for Emily has already begun in “stunning locations” across the Yorkshire countryside, confirmed Deadline, and the biopic is expected to be released in 2022.
Emily has been written and directed by Golden Globe nominee and actor Frances O’Connor who describes Brontë as “a young woman daring to form herself.”
“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.”
As many may know, Wuthering Heights was Emily Brontë’s only novel, published a few short years before her untimely death at 30 years old. Like many female writers in the 19th century, the provocative book was written in secret under a male pseudonym, Ellis Bell.
Emily’s cast also features Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk), Alexandra Dowling (The Musketeers), Amelia Gething (The Spanish Princess), and Gemma Jones (Ammonite). Line of Duty fans will be very happy to hear that Adrian Dunbar – aka Ted Hastings – will also star.
Actor Emily Beecham was expected to play one of the Brontë sisters but, according to Vogue, has since dropped out the project. (L'Oréal Blackett)
The Telegraph and Argus picks up on the good news for Line of Duty fans.
Line of Duty star Adrian Dunbar is heading for Haworth to film a new TV drama about Emily Brontë.
The actor, who plays Superintendent Ted Hastings in the hit BBC police series which reaches its highly anticipated final episode tomorrow, will join the cast in a biopic about the Wuthering Heights author. (Emma Clayton)
A columnist from university newspaper The Observer makes the case for correcting 'America’s white-centric education'.
This white-washing extends beyond high school history classes. When I reminisce about books I read in my high school English classes, it certainly was not a repertoire of diverse narratives. We mostly read classic American literature which included white-centered narratives by white, male authors: Nathaniel Hawthrone, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain and John Steinbeck. Although we may have read a few books by white women like Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, we read even less books by people of color. (Priyanka Jain)
Jane Eyre is one of 'Five classic books that are actually worth the read' for The Arbiter.
“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1847, is the type of novel many individuals remember when thinking of classic books. It is a Gothic coming-of-age story about Jane Eyre’s life, trailing her from childhood to her eventual marriage. 
Though “Jane Eyre” is a story that seems simple, it is rife with experiences and emotions that are relatable to all people, as the novel deals with love, loss and morals. Readers, no matter who they are, can see themselves in Jane, or at least one of the many characters.  
This story, at the time of its publication, was revolutionary for its writing style, as it’s told in the first person narrative, bringing readers into an intimate telling of the novel’s heroine. (McKenzie Heileman)
Livingetc lists 'perfect homes for getting away from it all' including Ponden Hall.
Look at this, out on the wily, windy moors, near Haworth. Ponden Hall dates back to 1541 and is widely believed to be Emily Brontë’s inspiration for Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff! It’s me! I’m Cathy, I’ve got a hangover, let me in to use the lavatory and recharge my phone and mutter about death’s long shadow while I try not to vom up your Anadin. 
Now this house has got ten bedrooms and is currently run as a B&B but you could always restore it to a place of religious conflict and mental cruelty and inheritance issues, to really keep the Brontës’ dream alive. (See also, ghosts.) It’s currently got a cosy red painted kitchen with gorgeous views over the moor, plenty of fireplaces to snuggle up around, endless land that overlooks a reservoir, and a dog on an exercise bike.  Yes, that’s right: one of the bedrooms contains a dog on an exercise bike. Imagine living that deep in nature and going for a bike ride inside the house! Madness. Although, to be fair, that is not a real dog. Not yet. (Sophie Heawood)
According to Far Out Magazine, Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights is one of Alan Partridge's favourite songs. Finally, tonight on TCM (US, 21.00 CET), Wuthering Heights 1939 


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