First Trailer for Darker Version of Jane Eyre
11.10.10 by Ryan
A trailer for a new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre has debuted online and promises a "bold new vision" of the classic story. Director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) explained to Movieline in March how he planned to make his version of Jane Eyre different from previous adaptations.
I’m a stickler for raw authenticity, so I’ve spent a lot of time rereading the book and trying to feel out what Charlotte Brontë was feeling when she was writing it. That sort of spookiness that plagues the entire story... there’s been something like 24 adaptations, and it’s very rare that you see those sorts of darker sides. They treat it like it’s just a period romance, and I think it’s much more than that. It’s all about tension and creating that sense of horror underneath.
Fukunaga's version stars Mia Wasikowska as the title character, whose work as a governess brings her to romance and tragedy. Michael Fassbender plays Jane's employer, Mr. Rochester, while Judi Dench plays Mrs. Fairfax, Imogen Poots as Blanche Ingram, and Jamie Bell as St. John.
Jane Eyre opens March 11, 2011.