Andrea Arnold scales new heights
Andrea Arnold is to direct a new adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel Wuthering Heights.
The Oscar-winning British director behind Red Road and Fish Tank - has signed on to helm the Ecosse Films production of the tragic love story, Variety reports.
The movie has seen a string of young actresses attached to play doomed heroine Cathy, including Natalie Portman, Abbie Cornish and Gemma Arterton.
Director Peter Webber pulled out in December, while John Maybury, who had previously been attached to direct, left last summer.
Andrea, who has previously only directed her own material, will make Olivia Hetreed's adaptation of Bronte's novel, produced by Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae and Kevin Loader.
The film will focus on the youthful, teenage aspect of lovers Heathcliff and Cathy, who is forced to choose between her love for the brooding Heathcliff and her refined husband.
Producer Robert told Variety: "Andrea has previously said that the only book she would ever direct would be Wuthering Heights, because of the passionate, impossible love story at its centre and its elements of class divide. It's a very lucky coincidence for us that we've found each other."