I fully believe that Keira Knightley is well-suited for period pieces, and I certainly have faith in her ability to play a controversial historical figure, as is the focus of period drama The Duchess. Yet I wonder if Keira herself will be enough to make this movie better than just your average ho-hum period piece, as today's teaser trailer doesn't seem to stretch much beyond ordinary stuff.
This new teaser trailer for the fall 2008 release is itself rather average. There's a big reveal of the Duchess of Devonshire (Knightley), some alluding to bearing an heir and then an impassioned line from the Duchess about not wanting to battle her heart, before the brief glimpse of a love scene. So far, it's no Atonement, but I'll be curious to watch a full-length trailer when that comes out.
To check out the teaser trailer for The Duchess and tell me what you think,