See the official trailer for the new Emily Brontë film starring Sex Education's Emma Mackey

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Prepare for floral bonnets and gothic Yorkshire moors in the trailer for upcoming Brontë biopic, Emily.

The film reimagines the life of novelist Emily Brontë, played by Sex Education's Emma Mackey, and how she came to write Wuthering Heights before her untimely death at 30.

Warner Bros describes the period dramas as an exploration and extrapolation of the "transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world's most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers".

The cast also includes Alexandra Dowling and Amelia Gething as Emily's sisters Charlotte and Anne, and Fionn Whitehead as brother Branwell, who can be seen encouraging Emily to proclaim "Freedom in thought!" in the rugged landscape of the Haworth moors in the trailer.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen stars as William Weightman, and Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar plays Emily's father Patrick, who features admonishing her in the clip, warning her "not to bring shame on this house".

Photo credit: Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Emily is the directorial debut from writer and director Frances O'Connor, who has combined fact with fiction to create the biopic.

"I was reading the novel constantly, and then letting my imagination take off," the director recently told Empire. "There are things that are literally in Wuthering Heights, and others that are a little bit more esoteric. There's the normal world – the domestic world of Haworth where they lived – and then there's the Wuthering Heights world in the film, and they kind of intermix. We create this sense of reality, and then have the atmosphere of Wuthering Heights on top of that."

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights was published in 1847, and she died the following year of tuberculosis.

Emily will be released in cinemas on 14 October.

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