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'Far From the Madding Crowd' is adapted as a movie

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A new version of the Thomas Hardy novel “Far From the Madding Crowd” is hitting theaters.

Hardy’s book follows a woman named Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who is wooed by shepherd Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) and widower William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) as well as the soldier Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge).

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The novel was previously filmed with Julie Christie, Terene Stamp, and Peter Finch – that version was released in 1967.

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The new film with Mulligan and Sheen hits theaters on May 1. Check out the trailer above.