After bringing Jane Eyre to life last year, the wonderful Mia Wasikowska is set to take on another iconic period adaptation as Variety reports that the actress will star in Madame Bovary, a new take on Gustave Flaubert’s classic 1856 novel.
The story centers on Emma Bovary, a beautiful young woman who marries a small-town doctor who she married simply to escape her father’s pig farm. From there, she engages in extra-marital affairs to climb the social ladder and escape the dreariness of small-town life.
This looks to be another excellent role for Wasikowska who really turned many heads (including yours truly) with her performance in Jane Eyre. Additionally, she will have excellent company as Paul Giamatti is also attached to the project and set to play Monsieur Homais, the town pharmacist and friend of Bovary’s husband, who threatens to reveal her indecent actions.
Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) will direct the script by Rose Barreneche with production set to start this fall in Europe.
Meanwhile, Wasikowska will stay busy as she is about to start filming Richard Ayoade’s The Double with Jesse Eisenberg. She is also set to star in Fox Searchlight’s thriller Stoker and will next be seen in John Hillcoat’s Lawless (a.k.a. The Wettest County).
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