Jane Eyre is one of my favorite novels, and Wuthering Heights ain't half bad either. But the most fascinating story might be that of the Bronte sisters, Emily (Wuthering Heights), Charlotte (Jane Eyre), and Anne (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall). I've always been curious about what sort of remarkable family could raise three independent women to be writers in the 19th century.
Seems like good fodder for a movie, don't you think? Well, Variety is reporting from Cannes that Michelle Williams, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Evan Rachel Wood are being tapped to star in Bronte, a biopic about the three authors.
The movie will be written and directed by Charles Sturridge, who says he was inspired by his childhood growing up with five sisters in Yorkshire, the same area of England that produced the Bronte sisters. For some reason, that makes me think Sturridge will do the story justice, despite his scant big screen experience. The casting also has a lot of potential, so I think the key will be the director's ability to properly mold these three young actresses. What do you think?