Roadside Attractions released a quick trailer for “Lady MacBeth,” which was an official selection of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and will be an official selection in the upcoming 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film has already received quite a warm reception, with most critics praising the work done by the upcoming young-star Florence Pugh. If you haven’t seen any of the teasers released for the film yet, be sure to check-out the trailer below and set a reminder to watch for the film this summer.
“Lady MacBeth” will get a special two-city release this June, opening in both NY and LA on June 2, 2017. The film was directed by William Oldroyd, working off a screenplay written by Alice Birch. The film is based on the novel by Nikolai Leskov and stars Christopher Fairbank, Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis and Bill Fellows. Set in rural England, Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. The studio teases the film stating, “When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.” You can watch the official trailer released by the studio below, or on the official Youtube channel for Roadside.
If you don’t live in NY or LA, there is always the outside chance that the film will get a larger release after it premieres at Sundance this year. “Lady Macbeth” will be part of the Spotlight portion of Sundance this year, along with “Colossal” featuring Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell. We will just have to wait and see if the studio widens the release later next year.
If you haven’t previewed the upcoming films and events that will be hitting the Sundance Film Festival this year, you can find the complete list of films and docs right here on our site.