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Carey Mulligan to lead the cast of Madding Crowd revamp

British actress Carey Mulligan is to take on Julie Christie's iconic tole of Bathsheba Everdene in a new movie adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Far From The Madding Crowd.

Christie starred alongside Terence Stamp, Alan Bates and Peter Finch in director John Schlesinger's classic 1967 film, and now Mulligan will lead a cast that includes Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen in the remake.

Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg will direct the project, which will shoot on location across the U.K. in Dorset, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London.

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