Ellen Page will play one of English literature's most famous characters, the eponymous heroine of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
According to Variety, Alison Owen of Ruby Films is working with BBC Films to develop the new adaptation of Bronte's classic 19th century romance. It's the story of a mousy governess who softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he's hiding a terrible secret.
Moira Buffini has written the screenplay. No director is yet attached.
Production is expected to begin this fall.