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Cannes Market: Radiant Films Snags 'Madame Bovary' with Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2012 at 10:47AM

Radiant Films acquired the international rights to "Madame Bovary," starring Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are Alright"), Paul Giamatti ("Sideways"), and Ezra Miller ("We Need to Talk About Kevin").
Madame Bovary Cast

Radiant Films has acquired international rights to upcoming classic title "Madame Bovary," to star Mia Wasikowska ("Jane Eyre," "The Kids Are Alright"), Paul Giamatti ("Sideways"), and Ezra Miller ("We Need to Talk About Kevin").  Sophie Barthes ("Cold Souls") will direct the period drama, adapted from Flaubert's classic by Rose Barrenche. 

"Madame Bovary" tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor (Giamatti), allowing her to leave her family's pig farm behind. After her introduction to the glamours of high society, she seeks status and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.

Ezra Miller ("We Need to Talk about Kevin") is Leon, Madame Bovary's love interest. He next appears opposite Emma Watson in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."  

"Madame Bovary" will begin principal photography in fall 2012.

This article is related to: Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Ezra Miller, In The Works, Festivals, Cannes, Festivals, Cannes Film Festival

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.