Apparently I really like Fukunaga's movies.
over 4 years
Decent, but cut out a lot of the book's most delightful scenes and characters.
Quite lovely, although I found Jane a little too stiff.
over 5 years
BBC series was my first love, but Fassbender and Wasikowska made this extraordinary.
Heart achingly beautiful; I love this adaptation.
over 6 years
Wonderful adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's original classic. Excellently cast & shot.
over 7 years
I'm always surprised at how well these movies pull me in. Fassbender definitely helped.
Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The screenplay is written by Moira Buffini based on the 1847 novel of the same name by Charlotte Brontë. The film was released on 11 March 2011 in the United States and 9 September in Great Britain and Ireland.
The film is a co-production between BBC Films, Focus Features and Ruby Films. The script by Moira Buffini appeared on the 2008 Brit List, a film-industry-compiled list of the best unproduced screenplays in British film. The story is largely presented by way of flashbacks. In October 2009, it was announced that Cary Fukunaga would direct the adaptation. Fukunaga had been in England promoting a film when he met with the BBC and learned about their plans for a new adaptation. The filmmakers decided to play up the Gothic elements of the classic novel. Fukunaga stated, "I’ve spent a lot of time rereading the book and trying to feel out what Charlotte...