Arnold's decision to board the project, which has been developed with the support of Film4 and Tessa Ross, will likely give it the impetus to go into production by spring. The helmer has emerged as one of Blighty's most acclaimed young auteurs following her first two features, "Red Road" and "Fish Tank."
Arnold, who previously has written and directed only material she's written, will direct Olivia Hetreed's adaptation of Bronte's novel and will emphasize the youthful, teenage aspect of the protagonists in the original source material
Anything that allows Arnold's reach to extend beyond fans of British arthouse flicks starring women with common class faces is find by me I guess. Sometimes these unconventional choices can prove to be the best and Arnold's camera with its love of ominous clouds and empty estates could prove a winning formula with the moors of Wuthering Heights. Here's hoping the project finally comes about after all the directorial and casting hassles that the production has had.
Fish Tank, by the way, is out now in the US and will be out soon here in Australia. Definitely go and see it!