Bleecker Street buys US rights to Emily Brontë biopic

Bleecker Street has bought the US rights for writer-director Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, “Emily,” which tells the story of author Emily Brontë’s real-life romance in the lead up to her seminal novel, “Wuthering Heights.”

Bleecker Street, according to Variety, is planning a 2023 theatrical release Stateside, while Warner Bros. will open the film wide in UK cinemas.

Promotional materials for the project, the outlet says  describe “Emily” as imagining “the transformative, exhilarating and uplifting journey to womanhood of one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic and passionate writers.”

BAFTA nominee Emma Mackey (“Sex Education,” “Barbie”) leads a cast of young British talent, including Fionn Whitehead (“Dunkirk,” “The Duke”), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (“The Invisible Man”), Alexandra Dowling (“The Musketeers”) and Amelia Gething (“The Spanish Princess”) as well as BAFTA nominee Gemma Jones (“Ammonite”) and Adrian Dunbar (“Line of Duty”).

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