Trailer Park: ‘Wuthering Heights’

After a few nerve-scrapping modern realist dramas like Red Road and Fish Tank, the last project anybody expected British director Andrea Arnold to take on was a period piece. But that’s just what people will see in October, with her take on Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. It’ll be interesting to see how audiences handle Arnold’s likely very raw take on a classic novel.

So far, though, the film’s been getting some notoriety from the fact that Arnold cast James Howson, who is black, as the anti-romantic lead, Heathcliff. Just like many people will likely forget how over-the-top melodramatic Bronte’s novel was, they will also likely forget that the author described Heathcliff as a “dark-skinned gypsy in aspect”.

You can see the trailer here:

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