Dakota Fanning Caught in Victorian Love Triangle in 'Effie Gray' Trailer
Despite having been completed a year and a half ago, the period drama Effie Gray has been held back by silly legal entanglements from writers Even Pomerance and Gregory Murphy, both claiming that the film seemed to borrow too much from their existing plays and screenplays on the historical figure and Victorian-era love triangle. But all that's been solved, and the film is at least poised for release in the United Kingdom this fall with Dakota Fanning in the title role of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. The film follows her troubled marriage with art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and eventual relationship with painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). It doesn't look half-bad for this kind of flick. Watch?
Effie Gray is directed by Richard Laxton ("Burton & Taylor") and written by actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee). The film focuses on the scandal and Victorian-era love triangle between real-life art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (played by Greg Wise), his wife Euphemia "Effie" Gray (Dakota Fanning), and her entanglement with the painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Emma Thompson, David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters also star in the film which Metrodome releases in the United Kingdom on October 10th, but has no United States release date yet.