Hot Cannes Package: Emma Mackey To Lead Cast As ‘Wuthering Heights’ Author Emily Bronte In Fresh-Faced Biopic From ‘Harry Potter’ Producer & Embankment http://dlvr.it/RX5crf
— Actress Frances O'Connor is making her directing debut on a film about the early life of Emily Bronte. She also writes the screenplay.
— Currently attached are Emma Mackey (Sex Education) as Emily Bronte, Joe Alwyn (The Favourite) as 'her conflicted lover' , Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) as Branwell Bronte and the incredible Emily Beecham as Charlotte Bronte (Daphne, Little Joe).
— Looking to shoot in Yorkshire in Q1 (Spring) 2021. Currently selling at the Cannes Virtual Market.
From a self-penned script, O’Connor imagines the transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers who died too soon at the age of 30.
Seems they're giving it the "Becoming Jane" treatment in shoe-horning in a romance where evidence suggests there wasn't one. Joe Alwyn's character may be based on a gent who has been linked to all three sisters depending on which biography you read (but likely was involved with none of them).
Emily apparently was the most 'spirited' and non-conforming of the sisters and so is an excellent perspective but worried there is no Anne Bronte casting (forever overlooked and underrated!).
Check out Sally Wainwright's TV movie To Walk Invisible for an excellent perspective on the sisters, but the more the better!