Emily Browning trades in the extreme and sexualized characters she played in “Sucker Punch” and “Sleeping Beauty” for something downright wholesome in our first look at British period romance “Summer in February”, brought to us by Hey U Guys. Browning cozies up to “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens by the water as they play real life artist Florence Carter-Wood and land manager Gilbert Evans in the early 20th Century.
The two look idyllic and peaceful but actually get caught up in a passionate and dramatic love triangle with painter Alfred Munnings, played by Dominic Cooper. Christopher Menaul directed the film set at the onset of World War I, based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Smith, with the first footage ready to screen next week at Cannes and aiming for a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
See the first image from “Summer in February” below.