Ben Whishaw is a Bright Star


Ben Whishaw (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) is in final negotiations to star as the English poet John Keats in period pic Bright Star for Pathe, reports Variety.

Director Jane Campion has written the script for the film, the story of the ill-fated romance between Keats and Fanny Brawne, who will be played by Abbie Cornish.

The romance was ended by Keats’ death at the age of 25.

Bright Star is due to start filming in late summer or early fall.