Mia Wasikowska: Hollywood's go-to young actress for classic literary adaptations. After starring as the title characters in "Jane Eyre" and "Alice in Wonderland," Wasikowska has been cast in the lead role in "Madame Bovary."
The 22-year-old actress will play Emma Bovary in the feature, which is adapted from Gustave Flaubert's classic novel. The new film will focus on the "youthful and contemporary themes" of the novel, reports Variety. "Bovary" follows Emma Bovary, a doctor's wife who has affairs as a way to break out of her mundane lifestyle.
Per Variety, Paul Giamatti is in talks to co-star.
In other Hollywood news!
Deadline.com reports that Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson (a.k.a. your future best friend) will lead the indie romance "The Pretty One."
Per Variety, Amanda Peet will join Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy in the comedy "Identity Theft." Seth Gordon ("Horrible Bosses") will direct from a script re-written by Craig Mazan ("The Hangover Part II").
Sony picked up the spec script "White House Down," which apparently mixes "Die Hard" with "Air Force One." James Vanderbilt ("The Amazing Spider-Man") will write the script.
Because of a growing legal battle between director Tom Six and star Dieter Laser, the fate of "Human Centipede 3" is up in the air. Publicity stunt or respite from the horrors of another "Human Centipede"? You be the judge by clicking through. [PHOTO: IFC]
Will "Captain America 2" have a connection to Greendale Community College? Perhaps! Vulture reports that Anthony and Joe Russo ("Community") are on the short list to direct the Marvel sequel after having a great meeting with Marvel boss Kevin Feige. George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau") and F. Gary Gray ("The Negotiator") are also in the conversation. [PHOTO: Paramount]