First Trailer: “Far from the Madding Crowd”

The first trailer has been released for “Far From The Madding Crowd,” the new adaptation of the Thomas Hardy literary classic being helmed by acclaimed filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg (“The Hunt,” “Festen”). The film is due to hit UK cinemas on May 1st 2015.

Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene, a headstrong and independent woman who turns the heads of three different suitors. The three potential loves? The dashing young sergeant Troy (Tom Sturridge), the grounded shepherd Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) and the lonely rich older farmer William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).

Fox Searchlight has also released the first official one-sheet for the film: