Great Gatsby star Carey Mulligan has been cast as the lead in another period drama, Far From The Madding Crowd.
Mulligan – last seen as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's big screen spectacular – will play Thomas Hardy's heroine Bathsheba Everdeen in the newest film adaptation of his classic novel.
Avant garde Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg will direct, with Michael Sheen and Tom Sturridge also starring.
Set in the rural idyll of Hardy's semi-fictional Wessex, Far From The Madding Crowd follows Bathsheba Everdeen as she is torn between various suitors, including the dashing but mercurial Sergeant Troy and strong and dependable shepherd Gabriel Oak.
Vinterberg's version, which will be the fourth adaptation of the classic story, has been scripted by One Day author David Nicholls, who also wrote the screenplay for BBC's 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles and the 2012 version of Great Expectations.
Though perhaps best known for starring in gritty films such as Shame, Drive and Never Let Me Go, Carey Mulligan is no stranger to period drama. The 28-year-old actress made a name for herself in 1960s set film The Education and has also starred in Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House and Northanger Abbey.
Far From The Madding Crowd is currently filming in south east England