New and Improved: ‘Jane Eyre’

There is only one word when you see the trailer for the upcoming film, Jane Eyre; WOW. Your jaw will drop as you are invited into the wondrous mystery of the age-old classic. How could something so well known feel so new and different? The cast for one thing. Starring as Jane is Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Mia Wasikowska. At her side playing the part of her employer/love interest is new star Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester.

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He created a name for himself in Inglorious Basterds and is sure to be seen a lot more in the upcoming future. While he may be the perfect Mr. Rochester for the 2011 version of Jane Eyre, he is decidedly better looking than the original book had intended but I doubt you will hear too many complaints about this casting decision. Seen above at the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Grand Hotel last night, the pair make quite the lovely couple even in today’s garb. However, the suspenseful and dark take on the classic, which is set to hit select theaters March 11, truly highlights the angst of love in eras past and present. I for one will be running to the theaters for this one. Video trailer after the jump.