18-year-old British actress Kaya Scodelario (TV’s “Skins,” “Moon”) has scored the lead role of Cathy in Ecosse Film’s new adaptation of the Emily Bronte classic “Wuthering Heights” says The Playlist.
The 1847 novel is a tempestuous love story about obsessive passion across the class divide, set on the Yorkshire Moors. The property has been adapted for film and TV more than a dozen times.
Andrea Arnold (“Fish Tank”) is set to direct while Olivia Hetreed adapted the script. The search is still out for the lead male role of Heathcliff. Shooting kicks off in a month.