Many of you have probably already heard that Dakota Fanning is going to be starring as Effie Ruskin-Millais in a new biopic next year. I for one am quite excited to see how Ruskin, Effie and Millais are portrayed...the romance between the latter two is one of my favorite tales of the original core Brotherhood. And I hope, unlike Desperate Romantics, they don't shy away from a discussion of Ruskin's peculiarities toward young women and his reason for not consummating their relationship (as Kirsty Walker puts it... "just lie back and think of cathedrals")
And of course I hope there are cameos by other Brotherhood members.
Anyway, many thanks to Tess of Midnight Muse for the link to this preview from the production.
Effie. Although I can think of other actresses I would have chosen first, I think Dakota will do a grand job.
Ruskin in a down jacket.