Jane Eyre Trailer Has Pride & Prejudice & Corsets & Ghosts

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11.10.10 25 Comments

Focus Features has released the trailer for Jane Eyre, from Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga and Tamara Drewe writer Moira Buffini.  The adaptation of the 1847 Charlotte Bronte tale stars Mia Wasikowska (whasikowska?), Michael F. Assbender, Judy Dench, and Imogen Poots (who is herself named for a Victorian serial about a repressed duchess who dreams of one day having a fart).

Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester – and the terrible secret that he is hiding…

Anyway, it looks about as exciting as a Jane Eyre movie could look without adding zombies or predators.  It does have ghosts.  Was that in the original?  I tend to treat books of Victorian-era British literature like they have pictures of my parents 69ing on the inside.

Two-word review: “Imogen Pooted.”

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