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Page to play title heroine in 'Eyre'

May 7, 2008 at 9:31 AM   |   Comments

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LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Canadian actress Ellen Page has been cast as the heroine in the latest big-screen adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic British romance "Jane Eyre."

Variety.com said the producers plan to start shooting the BBC Films project this fall.

"Jane Eyre" is about a 19th-century nanny who falls in love with her employer, a wealthy, moody man hiding a terrible secret.

Page earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in "Juno." She has also starred in the films "Hard Candy" and "Smart People."

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