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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wuthering Heights... and GOSSIP GIRL?

My h-l-p helpfully points out a report that the new big screen Wuthering Heights ("Enough", sez I. "Can't we adapt Villette or Shirley already, for the love of Bronte?") has found a director and stars, supposedly reuniting the team behind "Girl With a Pearl Earring."

Cathy will be played by that luscious-lipped Tess, Gemma Arterton, who is fantastic. Great choice.

Heathcliff will be played by sneering prepster Chuck Bass Ed Westwick, best known for scheming his way through the NYC independent school landscape. WTF?

Brilliant marketing strategy yes--Wuthering Heights as teen angst melodrama, capturing the hearts of Twilight and Gossip Girl fanladies galore.

But appropriate casting for the wild, menacing, Heathcliff? I'll believe it when I see it.

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  1. Wuthering Heights Again? and since it is again, why can't they cast Tom Hardy as Heathcliff Again?!

  2. I'm not a big WH fan. Somehow the translation from the page to the screen always points to the how Heathcliff is completely twisted. I did love Gemma in Tess, though.

    I've never read Villette and after a recent recommend plan on doing so this summer.

  3. You have GOT to be kidding me. Ed Westwick? I hate Wuthering Heights enough already, thanks.

    Now off to read Shirley...