WHO’S IN IT?

Carey Mulligan (An Education), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust & Bone), Michael Sheen (The Queen), Tom Sturridge (Effie Gray), Juno Temple (Horns), Jessica Barden (Hanna), Hilton McRae (Mansfield Park), Bradley Hall (Spider), Jamie Lee-Hill (Emulsion), Chris Gallarus (film debut), Emma Stapleforth (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt), director; David Nicholls (One Day), writer; Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting) and Allon Reich (Ex Machina), producers; Craig Armstrong (Moulin Rouge!), composer; Charlotte Bruus Christensen (Submarino), cinematographer; Claire Simpson (The Constant Gardener), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan), an independent and headstrong farm owner in Victorian England, attracts three very different suitors – sheep farmer Gabriel Oak (Schoenaerts), army sergeant Frank Troy (Sturridge), and prosperous bachelor William Boldwood (Sheen)…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Thomas Hardy’s classic story of romance and heartbreak is brought to life once more on the big screen, and with a stunning cast including the likes of Carey Mulligan involved it can only mean big things for this fourth interpretation.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 1ST MAY 2015