Ahead of its UK release next month, Altitude Film Distribution has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming drama Lady Macbeth. Directed by William Oldroyd, the film is based on the nineteenth century novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District and features a cast that includes Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, and Christopher Fairbank; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
The film is loosely based on a nineteenth century novella called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov and was later adapted as an Opera. Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
Lady Macbeth is set for release on April 28th in the UK and on June 2nd in the States.