Gemma Arterton to act in ‘Wuthering Heights’

May 16th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 16 (ANI): Hollywood actress Gemma Arterton is gearing up to act in a forthcoming flick based on teen drama ‘Wuthering Heights’.

The producers decided to feature Gemma in the flick because they thought that the original stars, Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, were too old to portray the characters in the adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel.

Gemma, who will portray Cathy, will act opposite Ed Westwick in the flick produced by Robert Bernstein.

“We have cast it as written. Heathcliff is a teen and the story takes him into his early 20s. Cathy is just as young. It’s radical because usually actors playing these characters are much older,” The Telegraph quoted Robert as saying.

The forthcoming flick ‘Wuthering Heights’ will be directed by Peter Webber. (ANI)

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