Wasikowska, Giamatti Up For “Bovary”

Mia Wasikowska (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Jane Eyre”) will star in a new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary” for Occupant Entertainment reports Variety.

Wasikowska will play Emma Bovary, the beautiful wife of a small-town doctor who she married to escape her father’s pig farm. She constantly tries to climb the social ladder by engaging in extra-marital affairs.

Paul Giamatti is attached to play Monsieur Homais, the town apothecary who is a close confidant of her husband Charles. The film is a faithful period piece but is said to emphasise the more youthful and contemporary themes.

Sophie Barthes (“Cold Souls”) will direct from a screenplay by Rose Barreneche. Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino will produce and shooting kicks off this Fall in Europe.