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The new Jane Eyre movie is due out in March. There is a FaceBook page, where they have released two photos of Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre, in fashionable 19th century garb. The movie is directed by Cary Fukunaga, of Sin Nombre fame. Reports are that Mia Wasikowska read the Charlotte Bronte book and asked her agent if there were any movies of it being made.

I am so excited about seeing another version of one of my favorite book!

Two stories below:

Story at I Am Rogue

Story at Cinema Blend

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A 19th century vignette: Well-dressed women

Some perspective: This image is from a vintage greeting card, which is a reprinted page from Godey’s Lady’s Book, a monthly magazine from the 19th century. The dresses are described as “The New Look in the 1870’s”. This time period is after Jane Austen, after the Bronte sisters, and about the time of Louisa May Alcott. Little women was published in 1868 and 1869, so these dresses are probably similar to those that the March sisters wore to their fancy dress ball.

Details from the card at the read more… (more…)

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Actress Mia Wasikowska, pronounced vash-i-KOV-skə, is in negotiations to star in a film version of Jane Eyre directed by American director Cary Fukunaga. Mia Wasikowska is known for her role in Edward Zwick’s film Defiance, and she portrays Alice in Wonderland in the Tim Burton movie to be released in March 2010. (more…)

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Fall 2010 Update: The news has shifted greatly. Haven’t heard anything about Ellen Page and Jane Eyre in months. The new Jane Eyre movie will be coming out in March 2011 with Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre. Story and link to video clips: here.

There had been rumors that celebrity actress Ellen Page would be part of a new Jane Eyre project. Though, two reports say she has definitely separated from the project.

The good news is, the project is moving forward! Reports say that this project will focus on the gothic elements in Charlotte Bronte’s book.

(excerpt from) We Are Movie Geeks
SIN NOMBRE Helmer Stepping to JANE EYRE

The director behind SIN NOMBRE, Cary Fukunaga, is in final negotiations with UK’s Ruby Films to helm a new adaptation of JANE EYRE…Fukunaga, whose SIN NOMBRE tore up audiences around the world on this year’s festival circuit, is an up-and-coming director who is quickly making a name for himself…

Ellen Page was attached to star in the adaptation, but she left the project some time ago.

And another story: here.

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Kimberly writes: I long to blog more here at Georgiana Circle. Time and other blogging responsibilities get in the way.

I am still exploring Jane Eyre. Which, I feel somewhat guilty about. I enjoyed promoting Georgiana of Devonshire as a real-life, woman political figure. Though, I suppose someone should promote Charlotte Bronte, real-life woman author.

Anyway, for the Jane Austen fans among us, and the Jane Eyre fans, too, I stumbled upon a very interesting comedienne. She does a whole shtick about 19th century literature. Then, she sends the audience away with WWJED bracelets. (What Would Jane Eyre Do?) Now, that is cool. (Though, while I like Jane Eyre, I am not sure I would follow her lead. I think several times, she should have forgotten about the patriarch, handsome as he was, and set up a co-op business with one of the other women from the story.)

(excerpt from) Spoonfed UK
We Need to Talk Bonnets with Grainne Maguire
September 1, 2009

There is a slight air of desperation in the small Camden Head theatre.  Desperation of various Bennet sisters looking for a suitable husband, desperation of the Brontes trying to make a living by their pen while keeping their anonymity and the more immediate desperation of comedian Grainne Maguire who has realised that the ten-person audience won’t be growing and it’s time to start the show.

We Need to Talk Bonnets
is a comic monologue in which Maguire converts her obsession with 19th century literature and happy endings into a lens through which to view the real, and often much less happy, world. Tonight I am a sizable percentage of the lit geek audience that has come to Camden to hear Maguire’s performance running for three nights as part of the Camden Fringe. (more…)

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