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Emma Mackey's Emily Movie: Trailer, Cast, and More

Watch "Sex Education" Star Emma Mackey in the Trailer For Emily Brontë Biopic "Emily"

Emma Mackey's Emily Movie: Trailer, Cast, and More

Get that classic Kate Bush song ready . . . It's not quite "Wuthering Heights", but a brand new fictionalised biopic is coming based on the life of the novel's author, Emily Brontë starring Emma Mackey, best known for "Sex Education".

Before she appears alongside Margot Robbie in "Barbie" in 2023, the British star will play the iconic writer in the period drama, which will focus on the bond between the Brontë sisters, and Emily's thoeretical relationship with William Weightman (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a real-life figure who was an associate of her father. While Brontë's personal life is famously enigmatic, the film will imagine a more dramatic backstory to the writer's life.

Bronte was born in 1818, and died of tuberculosis at the age of 30. Along with her sister Charlotte, who wrote "Jane Eyre," she is now one of the most beloved writers of her era. A relative recluse during her life, she has proven a difficult subject from biographers, and most of what's known about her is taken from her sister Charlotte's writing.

"My sister's disposition was not naturally gregarious; circumstances favoured and fostered her tendency to seclusion; except to go to church or take a walk on the hills, she rarely crossed the threshold of home," Charlotte wrote in a preface to the second edition of "Wuthering Heights," published in 1850. "Though her feeling for the people round was benevolent, intercourse with them she never sought; nor, with very few exceptions, ever experienced. And yet she knew them: knew their ways, their language, their family histories; she could hear of them with interest, and talk of them with detail, minute, graphic, and accurate; but WITH them, she rarely exchanged a word."

"Emily" will imagine a much richer life for Brontë than ever portrayed onscreen before. Ahead, check out what we know about the movie's plot, trailer, cast, release date, and more.

Additional reporting by Eden Arielle Gordon

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