'Madame Bovary' film will star Mia Wasikowska

The new film adaptation of the classic book will also star actors Paul Giamatti and Rhys Ifans.

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    Mia Wasikowska is starring in a new film version of 'Madame Bovary.'
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Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel “Madame Bovary” is being adapted into a new version for the screen.

Jane Eyre” actress Mia Wasikowska is starring as Emma Bovary while actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes of “Anna Karenina” is portraying her husband Charles. Actor Paul Giamatti is playing Monsieur Homais, the pharmacist in the town in which the Bovarys reside, while “The Amazing Spider-Man” actor Rhys Ifans is portraying Monsieur Lheureux, a merchant who convinces Emma to live beyond her means.

Sophie Barthes, who previously helmed the 2009 film “Cold Souls” (also starring Giamatti), is directing the film.

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“Bovary” has previously been adapted as a 2000 TV miniseries which aired on PBS starring Frances O’Connor and “Downton Abbey” actor Hugh Bonneville and as a 1949 feature film starring Jennifer Jones and James Mason.

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