Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) is set to play the title character in Angela Workman's Bronte, according to Production Weekly.

The big screen biopic will be based upon the life of Charlotte Bronte, author of the classic novel 'Jane Eyre'.

The cast also includes Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Imelda Staunton, Brian Cox and Ben Chaplin.

Workman has already written the screenplay and is set to direct the film, which is slated to begin filming later this year.