Young star cast as the extramarital love interest.

‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ star Ezra Miller has signed on to join Mia Wasikowska and Paul Giamatti in the new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic 1856 novel ‘Madame Bovary.’

Sophie Barthes (‘Cold Souls’) is in the director’s seat for the period drama, helming from a screenplay by Rose Barreneche.

‘Madame Bovary’ tells the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor to leave her father’s pig farm behind. But after being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her stodgy mate and seeks excitement and status outside the bonds of marriage. Miller joins the cast as Bovary’s love interest, Leon.

Principal photography is set to begin in the autumn.