Carey Mulligan can really sing in first trailer for Far From the Madding Crowd

The British actress is joined by Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge in the new film based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel

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The weekend afforded us a first listen of Jennifer Lawrence singing in The Hunger Games and, continuing the theme, Monday brings us Carey Mulligan showcasing her impressive voice in the new trailer for Far From the Madding Crowd.

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The upcoming adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel, directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) with a screenplay by David Nicholls (One Day), co-stars Michael Sheen, Matthew Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge as three men seeking the hand of Mulligan’s Bathsheba Everdeen.

The teaser footage – set to the vocals of Mulligan, later joined by Sheen – is like an advert for rural Britain with its idyllic shots of trickling streams, ploughed fields, vibrant fauna and galloping horses, plus some serious man candy. 

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Last week I bemoaned the lack of any decent romance on screen during 2014 but I’ve already high hopes for 2015 with Far From the Madding Crowd hitting UK cinemas on 1st May. Take a look below…