I don’t know if it’s the Brit-mania of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or the fact that all of these summer blockbusters have got me tuckered out, but the trailer for the period romance Bright Star is on my Must List this week. Dreamy floppy-haired poet + an unlikely romance with his next-door neighbor + a true story set in the English countryside (in this case that of the poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne) = perfect summer blockbuster anecdote. Even the hokey “He was a dreamer, she was a realist” voiceover doesn’t turn me off. And the voiceover is really hokey. Maybe my excitement has something to do with the fact that The Piano‘s Oscar-winning writer/director Jane Campion is behind the whole thing.
Watch the trailer for the sure-to-be-epic love story, which comes out on September 18, then share your Musts with us. List up to three items from current TV/movies/music/books/games/online.Don’t forget your e-mail address, in case we decide to use yoursubmission in the magazine. Deadline is Thursday, July 23 at noon ET.