Abbie Cornish Is A Shining Star

Aussie actress Abbie Cornish in negotiations to headline Jane Campion’s period romance drama “Bright Star” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The script, which Campion wrote and is directing, is based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25.

Cornish will portray Brawne. Pathe International is financing, Jan Chapman is producing, and a late Summer/early Fall start is scheduled.