Ellen Page Is The New Jane Eyre

Ellen Page (“Juno”) is set to play the titular character in the new film version of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” reports the trades.

Ruby Films and BBC Films are developing the new adaptation of Bronte’s classic 19th century romance.

It’s the story of a mousy governess who softens the heart of her surly employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he’s hiding a terrible secret.

Moira Buffini has written the screenplay. No director is yet attached, but the producers are aiming to set the project up to shoot this fall.