DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael to Join Paul Giamatti & Mia Wasikowska in MADAME BOVARY Adaptation
According to The Hollywood Reporter, DOWNTON ABBEY's Laura Carmichael has signed on for Sophie Barthes' upcoming film adaptation of MADAME BOVARY. She'll star opposite Paul Giamatti, Mia Wasikowska, Ezra Millerand Rhys Ifans. Logan Marshall-Green and Olivier Gourmet have also recently boarded the project.
The report notes: "Wasikowska plays the title role in this adaptation -- Emma, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming.
Once introduced to high society, however, Emma grows bored of her husband and engages in several ill-fated affairs. Marshall-Green will play the Marquis D'Andervilliers, a handsome society man, and Carmichael will portray Henrietta."
MADAME BOVARY begins filming next Monday.
Carmichael is best known for her role as Edith Crawly in the hugely popular ITV series Downton Abbey. Her other television and film credits include The Heart of Thomas Hardy, House at the End of Our Street and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. On stage she has appeared in Plenty directed by Thea Sharrock (Sheffield Crucible), The London Cuckolds, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, The Vicar of Wakefield and As You Like It (Bristol Old Vic).