From Juno to Jane Eyre

Oscar nominee Page set to portray classic heroine in BBC adaptation
By Neil Turitz,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Charlotte Gainsbourg was the last actress to play Jane Eyre in a cinematic adaptation, released in the US in 1996.   (AP Photo/Dave Allocca, Miramax)
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(Newser) – Indie film's newest sweetheart is set to play one of Britain's oldest, Variety reports. Ellen Page has signed up to tackle the title role in a new BBC Film adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte classic, Jane Eyre. The Canadian actress, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in 2007's Juno is expected to start shooting in the fall.