The new adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights has managed to pick up Bond girl Gemma Arterton and Gossip Girl’s Chuck Bass, Ed Westwick. It’s to be directed by Peter Weber, of the Girl with the Pearl Earring.
/Film notes interesting that this casting does mean that the two leads will be roughly the same age as their characters, surely something close to unheard-of in Hollywood. It has gone through a number of casting changes over the past few years, including the likes of Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Abbie Cornish all being attached and latterly quitting.
It could undoubtedly prove a good choice. Arterton has proven herself a pretty charming screen presence, in other period dramas no less, while Westwick is the best thing about the ridiculously addictive Gossip Girl.
Bond girl Gemma Arterton has reportedly signed on to star in Clash of the Titans, the coming Greek epic directed by Transporter helmer Louis Letterier. She’s joined up to star alongside Sam Worthington. She talked about her part in the film during an interview with Empire which I won’t quote as she throws out a minor spoiler for the story.
I will however quote on how this version will differ from the original, which is not to say that Letterier will have someone deflect a bazooka rocket with a dinner try, although…
“The script is very different. Obviously the story is the story, but it’s much more about Perseus’ mission, and how he deals with being the son of Zeus, and things like that, so it feels a little more about him, and about the issues around that.”
It sounds fine, although epics of this sort often fall flat outside of the hands of a truly talented director and cast. This could be a real acid test to see if Letterier deserves to take his place among the big boys.