Bright Young Hollywood thing turned Miu Miuse turned director, Mia Wasikowska, has already proven her corset drama acting chops delivering an outstanding and nuanced performance as the titular protagonist of Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre, and has now landed a spot top lining Sophie Barthes (director of Paul Giamatti’s turn at meta-drama, Cold Souls) adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary‘ – which you might be surprised to learn, as I once did, has almost nothing to do with cows or ovaries.

Instead, Wasikowska will play the beautiful, adulterous, social-climbing wife of a dull small-town doctor (with whom she has a child – ovaries: tick) who she married to escape her father’s farm (so finger’s crossed there might be some cow cameos: double tick). The adaptation will remain faithful as a period piece but will tend toward emphasizing the novel’s youthful and contemporary themes, making it perfect for the entirely self-satisfied, deluded, social-climbing culture of today. Ticks all kinds of boxes really.

Via Variety