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Emilia Clarke landed her next starring movie role in An ideal wife.
The game of thrones the actress is set to play Irish author Constance Lloyd, who was married to fellow actor Oscar Wilde, in what appears to be a biopic about her life, Variety reports.
Project details are being kept under wraps at this time, but the film is expected to focus on Lloyd – who alongside her writing was a feminist activist who campaigned for women’s rights.
One of his main initiatives argued that women should have the right to abandon their restrictive corsets and structured Victorian dresses for comfortable clothing.
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Meanwhile, Lloyd’s personal life was turbulent. She married Wilde in 1884 and the couple had two sons together.
But in 1895 Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labor – the maximum sentence at the time – after his relationships with other men became public knowledge. Homosexual relations between men were illegal at the time.
After Wilde’s conviction, Lloyd and the children moved to Switzerland, where she started a new life without him.
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An ideal wife will be led by Good luck to you, Leo Grandeby Sophie Hyde, but is not yet tied to a studio, as the film will be available for purchase this week at the American Film Market.
It’s one of many new projects Clarke has in the works as she prepares to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year in the Disney+ series. Secret Invasion.
She will join That of the Crown Olivia Colman and Peaky Blinders star Kingsley Ben-Adir as part of a cast that will also see Samuel L Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn return as Nick Fury and Talos.
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Despite the excitement of joining another successful franchise, after its stint in star wars and Game of thronesClarke said she was afraid of the level of secrecy with Marvel.
“I’m sure you could say it’s called secret invasion, but I’m already scared,” Clarke told Jimmy Fallon on The show tonight.
“The first people I spoke to about Marvel were their security team and I’m convinced there’s a man outside my house – there’s a car parked there for a long time – and I swear to God he is undercover.”
game of thrones seasons 1-8 are available on DVD and Blu-ray. Dragon House season 1 airs HBO in the USAand on Atlantic sky and NOW in the UK.
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