A new adaptation of a Charlotte Bronte classic could have four new additions to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins and Imogen Poots are in negotiations to join the cast of Jane Eyre.
If they join the cast, Bell would portray St. John, a clergyman cousin of Eyre, Dench will play Mrs. Fairfax, Thornfield Manor's housekeeper, Hawkins will play Mrs. Reed, Eyre's abusive aunt and it wasn't clear what role Poots would play.
Cary Fukunaga is directing and Mia Wasikowska will play the title character and Michael Fassbender has also been cast as Edward Rochester, Eyre's employer who she falls in love with but later discovers is hiding a dark secret.
It wasn't clear when production would start on the film.