Natalie Portman is attached as the lead in a new film version of “Wuthering Heights.”
The classic novel by Emily Bronte centres on a tempestuous romance between the put-upon Heathcliff and headstrong Catherine, set against the Yorkshire moors.
“Girl With a Pearl Earring” screenwriter Olivia Hetreed will pen the script.
Up next for Portman is a turn opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire in Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers.” Extras: The most recent bigscreen adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic matched Ralph Fiennes with Juliette Binoche, but the Goldwyn release grossed just $624,643 in 1989. The definitive film take remains William Wyler’s 1939 version starring Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon, which earned eight Oscar noms.