2022 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Frances O’Connor’s Emily
After Maggie and Rebecca showcased their skillset behind the camera for 2021 premieres, we continue that trend with veteran British-Australian actress Frances O’Connor making her directorial debut. Production took place across the pond on Emily in the month of April for an acquisitions friendly title featuring Emma Mackey as Emily Brontë and Fionn Whitehead as Branwell Brontë. O’Connor apparently starting working on the project a decade ago.
Gist: This focus on the life the world of author Emily Brontë in the years leading up to the creation of her seminal novel “Wuthering Heights.”
Production Co./Producers: David Barron, Piers Tempest with Arenamedia’s Robert Connolly, Robert Patterson.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. Embankment (domestic, international).