Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Mia Wasikowska are reportedly in talks to join the cast of the Cary Fukunaga adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre. The film originally had Ellen Page as the female lead Jane, but she dropped out so Mia will take her place.
The story is about “Jane (Wasikowska), a demure governess who discovers her surly employer Rochester (Fassbender) is harboring a dark secret.” I’m a total sucker for period pieces, and this one sounds like it could be fairly decent. Michael Fassbender was pretty charming in Inglourious Basterds, so it’s not hard to imagine him playing this type of character.
On the other hand, Mia is known for her role on HBO’s In Treatment and for being cast as the title character in Alice in Wonderland. Next up for Fassbender is the DC Comics adaptation of Jonah Hex and the epic action flick Centurion. Even with its great stars, the real reason Jane Eyre sounds so good lies with the director Cary Fukunaga. He’s the man behind this year’s, Sin Nombre, a film that was absolutely amazing. Is this an interesting cast combination or what?
What do you think?