Cynthia Nixon is renowned poet Emily Dickinson in A Quiet Passion trailer

Late last year, my former employers Roy Boulter and Sol Papadopoulos of Liverpool-based film company Hurricane Films finally unveiled their big-screen adaptation of the acclaimed Scottish novel Sunset Song.

The gritty drama, which starred Agyness Deyn as tragic heroine Chris Guthrie, received strong reviews much to the delight of those involved.

A lot of credit for the film’s success went to veteran director Terence Davies who previously worked with Hurricane on their acclaimed documentary Of Time and the City (2008).

With Sunset Song now out of the way, Davies, Boulter and Papadopoulos have collaborated again on an upcoming biopic entitled A Quiet Passion which will focus on one of America’s greatest poets.

The film, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, released its official trailer last night.

The biopic centres on legendary poet Emily Dickinson who was praised for her work despite spending most of her life living as a recluse in 19th Century America. The film also focuses on her relationship with her family throughout the years.

The role of Dickinson is being played by Cynthia Nixon who is best known for her performance as Miranda Hobbes in the hit HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2004) as well as appearances in The Big C (2011), Hannibal (2013) and James White (2015).

The film also stars Jennifer Ehle (Pride and Prejudice, The King’s Speech), Keith Carradine (Fargo, Madame Secretary), Joanna Bacon (Love Actually, Him & Her), Emma Bell (The Walking Dead, Dallas), Jodhi May (The Last of the Mohicans, Defiance), Duncan Duff (Festival, Burke and Hare) and Catherine Bailey (And Then There Were None).

A Quiet Passion will be released in the UK on November 18th.

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