Ellen Page is set to play one of English literature's most famous characters, the heroine of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre."
According to Variety, Alison Owen of Ruby Films, who most recently produced The Other Boleyn Girl, is working with BBC Films to develop the new adaptation of Bronte's classic 19th century romance. The story focuses on a mousy governess that softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester... only to discover that he's hiding a terrible secret.
This book is one of the most adapted novels in English literature. The last big screen adaptation, in 1996, was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starred Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Page most recently starred in Smart People.