25 August 2020 18:40
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are the height of romance in the trailer for their new historical drama, Ammonite. Set in the 1840s, Kate plays real-life pioneering paleontologist Mary Anning, while Saoirse portrays Charlotte Murchison, a wealthy woman with ill health. Charlotte comes to live by the sea to recuperate and becomes Mary's nursemaid, under her husband Roderick's [James McArdle] instruction. I want her to walk the shoreline with you. 'I'm not looking for an apprentice,' a suspicious Mary replies.
Despite her reluctance, Mary and Charlotte end up walking the moody coast of west Dorset together and uncover brilliant finds from the Jurassic marine fossil beds. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan play lovers in Ammonite (Picture: Neon /See Saw) Kate stars as Mary Anning, a real-life paleontologist (Picture: Neon /See Saw) Soon, things develop from an unlikely friendship to a sweet romance, with hand-holding turning into passionate kisses. 'I don't want to go back to the life I had before you!' Charlotte declares, as Mary shoots back: 'What about my life?' The tense trailer promises tears, sex scenes and some seriously well-shot coastal scenery. The passion, though (Picture: Neon /See Saw) The film is already generating Oscars buzz (Picture: Getty) The dramatic love story was helmed by God's Own Country writer and director Francis Lee. Ammonite faced criticism earlier this year, with Mary's relative claiming the same-sex storyline is fictional. 'I do not believe there is any evidence to back up portraying her as a gay woman,' family member Barbara Anning told Telegraph, calling the storyline 'sensational'.
If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Gemma Collins is feeling herself in designer beach wear after declaring she is happily single amid romance rumours Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in the 19th-century romantic drama Ammonite, which released its first trailer on Tuesday. The film is an official 2020 selection at the Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals, and will premiere November 13th in theaters. Set in 1840s England, Ammonite centers on the real-life fossil hunter Mary Anning, portrayed by Winslet, who was revered for her finds of Jurassic fossils along the cliffs of the English Channel. In the fictionalized version, some of her discoveries end up in renowned institutions like the British Museum, but she must resort to finding and selling fossils to tourists in order to support herself and her ailing mother. More from Rolling Stone One day, a man asks for her help in lifting his wife (Ronan) out of her state of "melancholia," by taking her on as a sort of apprentice. As Anning and the young woman work together, searching for fossils along the shoreline, an intense relationship develops that will alter their lives forever. Ammonite also stars Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu and Fiona Shaw. The film was directed and written by Francis Lee, who previously directed the 2017 romantic drama God's Own Country, and was produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly. See where your favorite artists and songs rank on the Rolling Stone Charts. Sign up for Rolling Stone's Newsletter. Photo: NEON Did you enjoy the hot lesbians with 18th-century headgear taking sensual beach walks on cold days in Portrait of a Lady on Fire? How about Kate Winslet wearing grannycore on her way to seduce an ingénue in The Reader? Titanic's epic romance between two people of different social classes? It's just this: A misty lesbian-romance period piece with a paleontology B plot will be released soon, and it might just be for you. On Tuesday, the first trailer for God's Own Country director Francis Lee's highly anticipated new film, Ammonite, dropped. In it, Winslet plays British paleontologist Mary Anning, who is sad and pale and living in the 1840s as a lady fossil hunter at a time when that can't be easy. Variety reports that Mary's "days of making famous geological discoveries" are "behind her," and now she must search for "common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her sickly mother." When a wealthy husband visits to ask her to take care of his wife, Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan), who suffers from "melancholia," she has no choice but to take this guy's money. This isn't as clear in the trailer, but according to Variety, the two "initially clash due to their different social classes and personalities." Charlotte always smiles; Mary never does. Nonetheless, the two fall in love and kneel before each other and whatnot. It's gonna make you horny for dreary weather.