From Hollywood’s obsessive need to retell the same stories over and over comes a new adaptation of Wuthering Heights with Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold at the helm. Vulture premiered the new full promo here, though the film was released in 2011 overseas. This reboot has been in production since 2008, with an everchanging cast (it included Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Ed Westwick and Gemma Arterton at different points in time) that finally settled on Skins alum Kaya Scodelario as Cathy and newcomer James Howson as Heathcliff. Anyone familiar with Scodelario’s work on Skins knows that she can scream, cry and pout with the best of them, and the trailor makes sure we see plenty of quick cutaways of her doing just that. Arnold is the first to cast an black actor in the Heathcliff role, a first for the whopping FOURTEEN different screen (TV and film, thanks Wikipedia!) adaptations of Emily Brontë’s classic novel. If the Mumford & Sons banjo-encited wailing in the Vulture promo tells us anything, it’s that the new film isn’t skimping on precious details and adolescent angst–just don’t expect to be able to see anything because Arnold’s moor is apparently growing a healthy crop of smoke machines.
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