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Michelle Williams and Bryce Dallas Howard to Become Bronte Sisters

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?

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XxCoolBritannaxX XxCoolBritannaxX 9 years
Oh I hope this movie works out well, though I have to say it's off to a bad start. I'd love to see a movie about the Bronte sisters but not really with these actresses. Though I do like Bryce Dallas Howard, can't they pick an unknown just once in a while? I'm mad already.
ellazmarie ellazmarie 9 years
could be good. never have been a fan of the bronte sisters. i get the vibe that michelle williams new haircut makes her look like mia farrow in rosemarys baby... anyone get that same vibe?
emmebeth emmebeth 9 years
NOOOOO! Why not Bryce, Emily Blunt and Ramola Garai? Putting either Michelle Williams, or Evan Rachel Wood in this movie will be a disaster!
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
i am a bronte fan but i really don't like the choices other than BDH....and yes, why aren't any Brits in the lead roles? i will be pissed if these women have horrible british accents.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Oooh, Evan Rachel Wood as well! (I like her so much as an actress that I'm desperately trying tro ignore the whole Marilyn Manson thing.) I'm also a Bronte sisters fan, so I'm excited about this project. But my thoughts are the same as lot's of y'all's - none of them are British! That just seems wrong.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Love it. Can't wait.
cubiclequeen cubiclequeen 10 years
Great premise, poor casting. Could they not find anyone better?
liza0183 liza0183 10 years
i hear you sethtexas I adore the Bronte sisters!! seeing that they cast americans i am not comfortable with that ;( why not emily blunt or kate winslet? hmmm
sethtexas sethtexas 10 years
Hope the whole ERW and MM grossness doesn't ruin what might be a really great movie! Such a fan of the Bronte sisters, I'd love to see this happen
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 10 years
no no and no.
Megatron Megatron 10 years
It sounds like a cool movie, but I agree about the casting. Why not cast some Brits?
juiceejuice juiceejuice 10 years
don't like evan rachel woods
millzee millzee 10 years
Great, we'll get to listen to 3 Americans fake British accents for 2 hours. There must be some good, young British actresses out there...what about Keira, she'd be great as a Bronte.
figurine figurine 10 years
Oooh, I like the thought of this trio together. They're all interesting and different.
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
fug fug and more fug. also, none of them actually british. wtf? dumb.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
I say no to Evan Rachel Wood not because of the Manson thing but just the fact that I think her acting talent is totally overrated. She was HORRIBLE in Running With Scissors (bad movie overall) but she was given a GREAT dynamic character and ERW made her flat and boring and stereotypical rebel girl with issues.
Chicago2700 Chicago2700 10 years
PASS on Evan Rachel Wood, the whole Marilyn Manson thing creeps me out!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Haha I live in Yorkshire atm and I'd love to hear a Yorkshire accent out of these girls, although I'm wondering if the Bronte sisters would actually have more of a posh accent as they were well educated? Not sure. Anyways ... I cannot see Michelle Williams in that movie!!! Of course, you'd think of the stereotypical Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, etc. b/c of the Jane Austen connection.
Beauty Beauty 10 years
Good point about all of the actresses being American, Swwonder. Why not cast some Brits?
catstarr catstarr 10 years
Despite me not being terribly overwhelmed by any of these girls, I'm still really interested in the project.
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
I love Michelle Williams and the story sounds interesting
italygal italygal 10 years
seeing her even for a second having sex with MM in that video (which i heard was real...ICK) doesnt make me want to watch her AT ALL
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I am with you ALSW about the Evan Rachel Wood thing, not much respect around the whole M. Manson situation.
aMused aMused 10 years
I'm not a fan of any of these girls, but the movie should be good. swwonder - I think the roles could be better cast also.
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