'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.

“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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