Madame Bovary to hit theaters in June
Alchemy has confirmed that the studio will release “MADAME BOVARY” in theaters on June 12, 2015. The film was directed by Sophie Barthes, working off a screenplay she wrote with Rose Barreneche. The entire project is based off the novel written by Gustave Flaubert.
Starring in the film is Mia Wasikowska, who you may remember as Alice Kingsleigh in Disney’s 2010 “Alice in Wonderland” live-action remake. Sharing the screen with Mia in the film are Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, Rhys Ifans, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Logan Marshall-Green and Laura Carmichael.
This isn’t the first time that Giamatti and Barthes have worked together, the two recently paired in the film “Cold Souls,” a film that starred Giamatti and Emily Watson. Barthes directed that film back in 2009.
As for “Madame Bovary,” the film is set in Normandy, France. Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert’s classic story of Emma Bovary (Mia Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary (Henry Lloyd-Hughes), to leave her father’s pig farm far behind.
But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy husband and mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.