Abbie Cornish in negotiations to star in period romance drama, Bright Star for Pathe International.

Jane Campion wrote and is directing the film based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25. The Hollywood Reporter says Cornish will portray Brawne.

Production on Bright Star is scheduled to begin in late summer or early fall.