is fast becoming the go-to girl girl for literary adaptations, and she's now set to follow
Alice In Wonderland
is reporting that the Australian actress is set to play Emma, the Madame Bovary of the title, in a new adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic realist novel, which will be directed by
' Sophie Barthes.
Paul Giamatti (who starred in
) is in line to play Monsieur Homais, the town apothecary and a key player in the events that unfold.
, the film will retain the period setting of the novel, though it will emphasise "the more youthful and contemporary themes".
There was a refreshingly earthy and gloss-free approach to
, which could work well with
. It'll also be interesting if to see if Barthes finds a way of capturing Flaubert's arch style.
There's no word on the casting of the three key male roles - Emma's husband Charles, rakish cad Rodolphe and student Léon. With Wasikowska attached, we can't imagine it'll take long for these roles to fill up.