Movie News: Rosamund Pike to star in Women In Love
Baz Bamigboye of UK's The Daily Mail, Rosamund Pike is to star in a new version of the wildly erotic classic Women In Love, playing the same part that won Glenda Jackson her first Oscar 40 years ago.
In its day, Ken Russell's 1969 interpretation of D.H Lawrence's novel about sexual nature and grim industrial reality pushed the boundaries of sexual acts and nudity on screen.
Shooting on the new film, for BBC4, will begin in mid-April on locations in South Africa, standing in for a Midlands mining town. (Russell shot his movie in Derbyshire.)
The aim is to explore sexual relationships between men and women, and how World War I hurled a rural community into the harshness of 20th-century industrial reality.
The root of the project is sexual relations and animal passions involving two sisters - sculptress Gudrun Brangwen (the part Rosamund will play) and her sister Ursula, a timid teacher - and two men from opposite sides of the social divide, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich.