2017 Movies: Lady McBeth
The English actress Florence Pugh is Lady McBeth in the upcoming historical drama film Lady McBeth, directed by William Oldroyd.
With a script by British playwright Alice Birch, based on a 1865 Russian novel titled “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”, the film is set in the 19th century and tells the story of a young woman living in rural England, named Katherine, who is sold into a marriage with a much older and abusive man. Her life changes when she falls in love with a man her age, who works for her husband’s estate. Willing to live their love story peacefully, the two lovers hatch a deadly plan.
Lady McBeth, starring also Paul Hilton, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Bill Fellows and Christopher Fairbank, premiered at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The release in the US theaters is slated for June 2, 2017.