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Wasikowska, Fassbender up for 'Eyre'

Nov. 20, 2009 at 10:33 PM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender are in talks to headline a big-screen version of the classic British novel "Jane Eyre," sources told Variety.

Cary Fukunaga is to direct the latest adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 19th century book about a young governess hired to care for the ward of an austere, secretive aristocrat named Mr. Edward Rochester.

Moira Buffini penned the screenplay, the entertainment industry newspaper said.

Wasikowska, who is up for the role of Jane, will soon be seen playing the title character in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

Fassbender previously starred in "Hunger," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Fish Tank." He was also a cast member of the British supernatural series "Hex."

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