Andrea Arnold to Helm Wuthering Heights

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Fish Tank helmer Andrea Arnold will direct Ecosse Films’ adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel Wuthering Heights. Director Peter Webber exited the project in December.

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.

Olivia Hetreed wrote the script and production is expected to start in the spring.