Dakota Fanning Caught in Victorian Love Triangle in 'Effie Gray' Trailer

September 12, 2014
Source: The Telegraph

Effie Gray

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?

Here's the first UK trailer for Richard Laxton's Effie Gray from The Telegraph (via The Playlist):

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.

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Effie was filmed in the fall of 2011 and I've been waiting impatiently for it since then. I even read the bio by Suzanne Fagence Cooper who says: "Her life reads like a novel, full of colour, sensation, despair and romance." With a screenplay and performance by Emma Thompson and some art history too, it's hard to see how this could not be a fine movie--we'll see.

Mel_M on Sep 12, 2014


Egads. I don't think this looks very good. The costuming is nice though.

DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2014



Carpola on Sep 12, 2014


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LoriRWhorton on Sep 15, 2014


Can't wait to not see this..

Jamie Holmes on Sep 15, 2014

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