Portman off to Wuthering Heights

Natalie Portman has just signed up to wander the moors and throw herself into a torrid romance with a tortured hero – yes: she’s going Bronte.

Emily Bronte, that is, as Portman will star as Cathy in a new version of Wuthering Heights. Olivia Hetreed, who penned the adaptation of Girl With A Pearl Earring, is scribbling the script. There’s no word yet on who will play Heathcliff (the aforementioned tortured hero) or a director, but Variety is watching the moors .