Mia Wasikowska To Play Non-French Madame Bovary

Mia Wasikowska of Alice In Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right has been cast as the small-town adulteress Emma Bovary in an American version of Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes and co-starring Paul Giamatti.

Wasikowski will likely do well in the latest Gustave Flaubert adaptation. She has become a go-to for period pieces, with roles in movies like Albert Nobbs and Jane Eyre.

Her character is described as having a romanticized view of the world and a desire for “beauty, wealth, passion and high society.” If only real-life personality easily translated to the big screen…I can think of a lot of lower-budget reality stars people that would have been perfect.