Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender are in negotiations to star in “Sin nombre” helmer Cary Fukunaga’s feature adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, “Jane Eyre.”
Brit shingle Ruby Films’ Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits are producing with BBC Films and Focus Features from a script by Moira Buffini.
The production 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 harbouring a dark secret. The book is one of the most iconic in English literature and has been the subject of numerous previous adaptations.
Shooting begins next year.