Radiant Films has acquired international rights to upcoming classic title “Madame Bovary,” to star Mia Wasikowska (“Jane Eyre,” “The Kids Are Alright”), Paul Giamatti (“Sideways”), and Ezra Miller (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”). Sophie Barthes (“Cold Souls”) will direct the period drama, adapted from Flaubert’s classic by Rose Barrenche.
“Madame Bovary” tells the tragic story of Emma (Wasikowska), a young beauty who impulsively marries a small-town doctor (Giamatti), allowing her to leave her family’s pig farm behind. After her introduction to the glamours of high society, she seeks status and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.
Ezra Miller (“We Need to Talk about Kevin”) is Leon, Madame Bovary’s love interest. He next appears opposite Emma Watson in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
“Madame Bovary” will begin principal photography in fall 2012.