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Movie News: Judi Dench and Tamzin Merchant co-stars in a new Jane Eyre film!

ComingSoon.net reports that Judi Dench and Tamzin Merchant aka P&P 05's Lady Catherine and neice Georgiana Darcy are co-starring in a new adaptation of Jane Eyre. They are also co-starring with Persuasion (2007) star Sally Hawkins in this film, which has already started filming in the UK late last month.
Here are some parts of the article (posted last March 18th)...

Production begins next week in the U.K. on Focus Features and BBC Films romantic drama Jane Eyre, produced by Ruby Films and based on Charlotte Brontë's classic novel. Cary Fukunaga, whose debut feature was Focus' award-winning Sin Nombre, is directing Jane Eyre, to which Focus holds worldwide rights. Focus CEO James Schamus made the announcement today.

Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) will star in the lead roles of the romantic drama. In the story, Jane Eyre (Wasikowska), flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester (Fassbender). The isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester's coldness – have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester – and the terrible secret that he is hiding...

The screenplay adaptation is by Moira Buffini, who for Ruby and BBC Films adapted the upcoming Tamara Drewe. Ruby's Alison Owen (an Academy Award nominee for Elizabeth) and Paul Trijbits (Fish Tank) are producing. Christine Langan, Creative Director of BBC Films, is executive-producing for the BBC. Focus senior vice president, European production Teresa Moneo is supervising the project for president of production John Lyons.

The supporting cast includes Jamie Bell (upcoming The Eagle of the Ninth), Academy Award winner Judi Dench, Holliday Grainger (upcoming Bel Ami), Golden Globe Award winner Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky), Tamzin Merchant (Pride & Prejudice), and Imogen Poots (upcoming Solitary Man). The director of photography is Adriano Goldman, reteaming with Fukunaga following their acclaimed collaboration on Sin Nombre. Will Hughes-Jones (Survivors) is the production designer; Academy Award winner Michael O'Connor (The Duchess) is the costume designer.
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