The first trailer has been released for the upcoming adaptation of Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga and adapted by Moira Buffini, it stars Mia Wasikowska as Jane and Michael Fassbender as Rochester and is expected to play up the more Gothic elements of the book.
Sometimes period dramas made in Britain can be by-the-numbers snoozefests, but this has some serious talent attached.
Fukunaga is coming off his brilliant debut feature Sin Nombre, Fassbender was brilliant in Hunger and Inglourious Basterds and Wasikowska recently gave a fine performance in The Kids Are Alright.
The supporting cast – Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Jamie Bell – also looks fairly stellar.
It gets released in the US on Friday 11th March 2011 and a UK release is TBC
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