Ellen Page is Jane Eyre

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Ellen Page is set to play one of English literature’s most famous characters, the eponymous heroine of Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre.”

Alison Owen, who most recently produced ‘The Other Boleyn Girl,’ is working with BBC Films to develop the new adaptation of Bronte’s classic 19th century romance.

It’s the story of a mousy governess who softens the heart of her saturnine employer Mr. Rochester, only to discover that he’s hiding a terrible secret.

Moira Buffini will pen screenplay. No director has been confirmed, though producers are aiming to set the project up to shoot this autumn.

EXTRAs: ‘Jane Eyre’ is one of the most adapted novels in English literature, with at least 20 previous film or TV versions. Most recently, the BBC itself made it into a miniseries that won three Emmys last year. The last big screen adaptation, in 1996, was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starred Charlotte Gainsbourg.