Far From the Madding Crowd Begins Filming

Principal photography begins in the UK today (September 16th)

on “The Hunt” director Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of the Thomas Hardy literary classic “Far From the Madding Crowd” at Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”), Matthias Schoenaerts (“Rust and Bone”), Michael Sheen (“Frost/Nixon”), Tom Sturridge (“On the Road”) and Juno Temple (“Killer Joe”)

The story follows the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer; Frank Troy (Sturridge), a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.

“One Day” and “Starter for Ten” author David Nicholls penned the script. Allon Reich and Andrew Macdonald of DNA Films are producing with Christine Langan of BBC Films executive producing.

Joining Vinterberg on the film are director of photography Charlotte Bruus Christensen (“The Hunt,” “Submarino”), production designer Kave Quinn (“The Woman in Black”), costume designer Janet Patterson (“The Piano, Bright Star”), hair and make-up designer Sian Grigg (“Never Let Me Go”), and editor Claire Simpson (“The Constant Gardener,” “Platoon”).

Filming will take place on location in Dorset, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.

Source: Fox Searchlight