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Review: 'Jane Eyre' A Hauntingly Effective Gothic Drama

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 10, 2011 5:13 AM
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When tasked with reimagining Charlotte Brontë's immortal "Jane Eyre," which seems to be adapted somewhere, by someone, every couple of years, some key decisions must be made. The impulse that seems to have seized director Cary Fukunaga was to emphasize the gothic horror elements of the story, while making the narrative more structurally complex, allowing for more of Jane's back story to slip into the movie (it's the stuff most commonly left out of the multitude of adaptations).

Cary Fukunaga Talks His Horror/Romance Take On 'Jane Eyre' With Michael Fassbender & Mia Wasikoska

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • March 8, 2011 7:39 AM
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Indie Filmmaker Also Discusses His Gestating Musical With Owen Pallett, His African Civil War Drama 'Beasts Of No Nation,' & His Good Filmmaking Fortune So FarExclusive: Delighting fans of period romance everywhere -- and kids who can't be bothered with even the Cliffs Notes of the classic Charlotte Brontë novel --"Jane Eyre" is making another appearance on screen. But rather than coming from a predictably English pedigree, the 2011 Focus Features version arrives from the seemingly unlikely source of Cary Fukunaga, a young American director with a single feature to his name, 2009's gritty immigration thriller "Sin Nombre." Fukunaga went young with his casting, opting for Mia Wasikoska ("The Kids Are All Right") to play to the title role, while Michael Fassbender ("Hunger," the dreams of many a female Playlister) takes on the brooding part of Edward Rochester.

Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth To Join Park Chan-Wook's English Language Debut 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2011 2:38 AM
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Mia Wasikowska Also ConfirmedEarlier this year, a screenplay by Ted Foulke (Wentworth Miller’s sobriquet) called "Stoker" made the rounds and started gaining buzz. It became a hot property and Scott Free Productions quickly snatched up the film that’s now set up at Fox Searchlight. "Oldboy" helmer Park Chan-Wook became attached to direct and early casting rumors had Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska and Jodie Foster in talks for roles, but it looks like the film is getting two massive heavyweights on board as well.

New Images & Clips From Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre' Starring Mia Wasikowska

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 10, 2011 2:34 AM
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Focus Features is starting the last big push for Cary Fukunaga's upcoming film as new photos and two first look video clips have been unveiled of his revisioning of Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" starring break out stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.

Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce & Mia Wasikowska Join John Hillcoat's 'The Wettest County'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 8:54 AM
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While we may weep for what could have been of John Hillcoat's original incarnation of "The Wettest County" that fell apart last year and featured Michael Shannon, Ryan Gosling, Paul Dano, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson, the cast that has come together for the revamped film is equally first rate.

Mia Wasikowska In Talks To Star In 'Stoker,' Park Chan-Wook Confirmed To Helm

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 28, 2011 6:27 AM
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Jodie Foster Also Officially Off The ProjectHaving had to choose between two clashing projects she had hoped she could appear in both -- John Hillcoat's adaptation of "The Wettest County in the World" and the fantastical family drama "Stoker," penned by Wentworth Miller under his Ted Foulke pseudonym -- rising Australian actress Mia Wasikowska looks like she's made her choice.

New Photos: Cary Fukunaga's 'Jane Eyre' Starring Mia Wasikowska & Michael Fassbender

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 24, 2011 2:59 AM
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With its release just around the corner, "Sin Nombre" director Cary Fukunaga's adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel "Jane Eyre" has now unveiled a host of new images featuring a first look at the majority of the supporting cast members.

Mia Wasikowska Circling 'Wettest County' & 'Stoker'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 20, 2011 3:45 AM
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On-The-Rise Australian Actress May Have To Choose Between Both Films If Schedules Don't WorkDear Internet. Please turn off so we can go to bed. Ok, we've done enough 2011 anticipated pieces to bore you silly, but if we were going to do a Most Anticipated piece on the films beginning production in 2011 -- don't worry we won't -- "The Road" director John Hillcoat's prohibition crime drama, "The Wettest County In The World," and Wentworth Miller's mysterious family drama, "Stoker" would both be near the top of that list.

Vera Farmiga & Mia Wasikowska Join 'A View From The Bridge'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 3:24 AM
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Sam Neill, Anthony LaPaglia & Sebastian Stan Also On BoardVera Farmiga and Mia Wasikowska are set to boost their already strong indie cred as they lead a strong cast in the upcoming film adaptation of Arthur Miller's play "A View From A Bridge."

First Look: Mia Wasikowska In Rodrigo Garcia's Period Drama 'Albert Nobbs'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 16, 2011 9:25 AM
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After recent set pictures were released of Glenn Close in the titular role in Rodrigo Garcia's period drama "Albert Nobbs," we now have our first look at rising thespian Mia Wasikowska in character for the "Gosford Park"-style "below stairs" drama about a woman (Close) in 19th Century Ireland who disguises herself as a man in order to survive.

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