John Maybury will direct a feature adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic gothic romance “Wuthering Heights,” says Variety. Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae of Ecosse Films are producing the project.
Olivia Hetreed (The Girl With a Pearl Earring) wrote the script; casting is under way to shoot in the fall.
“Wuthering Heights,” published in 1847, is a tempestuous love story about obsessive passion across the class divide, set on the Yorkshire Moors. It has been adapted for film and TV more than a dozen times, most famously in 1939 with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon. A 1992 version starred Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche.
Maybury is now completing The Edge of Love. Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Cillian Murphy star in the romantic drama about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.