Natalie Portman to star in a new film version of Wuthering Heights

April 11th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, April 11 (ANI): Natalie Portman has signed on to star in a new silver-screen adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, being produced by Ecosse Films.

Ecosse’s Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae will produce from a script by Olivia Hetreed, reports Variety.

HanWay Films will handle worldwide sales for the project, which is being directed by John Maybury.

Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, one of the classics of English literature, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw (Portman), and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys both themselves and many around them.
Several screen versions have been made over the decades, and the 1939 version with Merle Oberon as Earnshaw and Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff has long been considered the definitive version. (ANI)

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