Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Trailer for Wuthering Heights

The first trailer is finally here for the new arty and edgy adaption of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. It is the first to dare cast a black actor in the lead role of Heathcliff (newcomer James Howson) and stars Skins star Kaya Scodelario as Cathy. Directed by Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), it's debatable whether being brave and daring with some radical casting decisions equates to being any good.

If the trailer is anything to go by, it looks like it's going to be dreary, moody and atmospheric - with not a whole lot of talking.


  1. looks beautiful but don't know whether it will encourage many to see it? As to a black lead why? To view it historically it doesn't fit. I guess it underscores outsiders status and encourages the filmgoers to look past colour but?

  2. Yeah was thinking the same Babs! It's like they're being controversial for the sake of being controversial. Heathcliff was from parts unknown but he was not black.