Natalie Portman is set for the lead in the new adaptation of Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte's classic love story.

According to Variety, the U.K. production company Ecosse Films is backing the film, and Olivia Hetreed (Girl with a Pearl Earring) wrote the script.

Wuthering Heights, published in 1847, is a tempestuous love story about obsessive passion across the class divide, set on the Yorkshire Moors. It has been adapted for film and TV more than a dozen times, most famously in 1939 with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. A 1992 version starred Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.

No production date has been set.