I have come up with my own meme, Film Friday. Every week I will talk about a movie that is being adapted from a book. I will update you with news of the upcoming film. This week's Film Friday is about the movie adaptation of the classic novel, Jane Eyre!
I am excited about this upcoming adaptation, because Jane Eyre is my favourite stand alone book. Jane Eyre mixes classic literature, mystery, romance and feminism in a plot about a young woman who becomes a teacher. This is another book that you must read if you haven't! I think everyone should read classics, even if some of them are boring! :) There have been many movies adaptations made from this novel, but I hope next year's movie will bring a fresh look to the old story. This movie is already finished and is due to be released on 11 March, 2011.
Little, mousy Jane is portrayed by Mia Wasikowska in this version. Although I liked her as Alice in the new version of Alice in Wonderland, I wasn't sure how she would be as Jane Eyre. After seeing the poster, I think Mia looks almost exactly like the Jane in my head. The hair and plain face work perfectly.
Have said that, I am not so sure about the guy who is playing Mr. Rochester. Yes, Mr. Rochester is older that Jane, but I don't like the choice. Mr. Rochester is being played by Michael Fassbender, who you may have seen as Stelios in 300. He hasn't been in many films, and even though it is nice to see a new face in the movie, it would also be nice to see a more handsome one...
About the Book:
Charlotte Bronte's impassioned novel is the love story of Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, and her arrogant, brooding Mr. Rochester. Published in 1847, under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, the book heralded a new kind of heroine--one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved. Hailed by William Makepeace Thackeray as "the masterwork of great genius," Jane Eyre is still regarded, over a century later, as one of the finest novels in English literature. (from Goodreads.com)