Actress circles supporting role in new adaptation of the classic novel.

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye is hearing that Juno Temple (‘Horns,’ ‘Magic Magic’) has entered into negotiations to join Carey Mulligan and Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts in director Thomas Vinterberg’s big screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel ‘Far From The Madding Crowd.’

First published in 1874, ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ tells the tale of the beautiful and spirited Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan) and her three suitors: Gabriel Oak (Schoenaerts), a shepherd; dashing young soldier Sergeant Troy, and the respectable, middle-aged farmer William Boldwood.

Temple has reportedly tested for the role of downtrodden Fanny Robin, but the 23-year-old actress has to work out her busy schedule before putting pen to paper and committing to the adaptation.

Vinterberg is aiming to have his adaptation of the novel before cameras by September. ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ will be produced by DNA Films in conjunction with Fox Searchlight with BBC Films.