Jane Eyre gets cast

Classic literature fans rejoice! Amidst all the video games and toys being turned into movies, someone out there still thinks it's a good idea to make films out of classic novels. Granted, "Jane Eyre" has had a ton of onscreen adaptations to date, both in TV and film, but it’s been awhile, so it appears it’s about time for another one.

INGLOURIOUS BASTERD’s Michael Fassbender and ALICE IN WONDERLAND’s Mia Wasikowska are said to be attached to the BBC films project, with SIN NOMBRE director Cary Fukunaga behind the camera. So for us non-English majors out there, what’s the book about?

“The project is a period piece but will play up the gothic elements of the story about Jane (Wasikowska), a demure governess who discovers her surly employer Rochester (Fassbender) is harboring a dark secret. The book is one of the most iconic in English literature and has been the subject of numerous previous adaptations.”

Gothic? Secret? Surly? Sounds good to me. I do sort of wish they would get around to making PRIDE AND PREJUDICE WITH ZOMBIES though.

Extra Tidbit: Ellen Page was originally attached to this project as Jane, but she dropped out a while back.
Source: Variety



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