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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wasikowska and Fassbender in talks to join "Jane Eyre"

By Siewaun
Reference: Variety

Mia Wasikowska ("Defiance," "Alice in Wonderland") and Michael Fassbender ("300," "Hunger") are in talks to take on the lead roles in the feature adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel "Jane Eyre," to be directed by Cary Fukunaga "Sin nombre".

Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits of Ruby Films are producing the movie with BBC Films and and Focus Features from the script written by Moira Buffini.

The 19th century story with gothic elements is center on Jane Eyre (Wasikowska), who during her time as governess at Thornfield Manor, falls in love with her byronic employer, Edward Rochester (Fassbender).

This movie is a remake of the original "Jane Eyre" 1996 movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli, which starred William Hurt and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Owen and Trijbits are aiming to start filming next year.

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