From Entertainment Weekly:
Sneak a peek at ”Twilight” star with Emma Thompson in Victorian-era drama out next summer. Plus: ”John Carter” goes ape; and more early glimpses at some of the coolest projects now in the works!
Emma Thompson and Dakota Fanning in Effie
Based on a real-life Victorian-era scandal, this period drama (now shooting
in Venice and set for a June 2012 release) stars Dakota Fanning (right)
as Euphemia ”Effie” Gray, a teen who fights to escape a loveless marriage to celebrated art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). Emma Thompson (left) — who plays Effie’s confidante, Lady Eastlake, and wrote the script — says the story highlights ”part of the submerged history of women: very, very famous men who are absolutely vile to their wives.” —Josh Rottenberg