Actors in talks to star in the upcoming adaptation of the classic novel|
published on Friday November 20, 2009
Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender are currently in talks to star in the feature adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Jane Eyre. The project is being helmed by the young filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, who recently won the Best Director award at Sundance for his debut feature, Sin Nombre.
According to Variety, "the pic will play up the gothic elements of the classic 19th century story about a governess who falls in love with her surly employer who has a dark secret."
Wasikowska, who recently completed work portraying Alice in Tim Burton's latest creation Alice In Wonderland, is set to play Jane. Fassbender, who most recently played Lt. Archie Hicox in Inglourious Basterds, could play her employer Rochester. Previously Ellen Page was attached to star as Jane, but she abandoned the project a while ago.
Jane Eyre is scheduled to be released sometime in 2011.