Watch out Keira Knightley! Ellen Page is trying to take your career as period-piece queen! The Juno star is making big moves, from quick talkin’, uber-hip hipster types to one of literature’s most beloved characters in BBC’s new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Reuters reports:
BBC Films has signed on to develop an adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel and has attached Page to play Jane. Moira Buffini wrote the screenplay; a director has not yet been chosen.
The role would mark the first period piece for Page, who has signed on to a number of contemporary films since her Oscar-nominated turn in “Juno,” including the roller-derby comedy “Whip It!” and the dramatic thriller “Peacock.” She opted out of Sam Raimi‘s supernatural tale “Drag Me to Hell” this year, citing scheduling conflicts.