British actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes, best known for his role in The Inbetweeners and 2012’s Keira Knightly-starred adaptation of Anna Karenina, just landed a role opposite Mia Wasikowska as Charles Bovary, a small-town doctor whose wife, Emma Bovary (Wasikowska), engages in adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the ordinariness of her life. Joining Wasikowska and Lloyd-Hughes are Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spiderman), and Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
The film is based on the classic novel Madame Bovary by French writer Gustave Flaubert, which has been adapted several times for the big screen and for television, including a BBC television movie starring Francis O’Connor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) in 2000. This adaptation was written by Rose Barreneche and will be a reunion for director Sophie Barthes and Paul Giamatti whom she directed in her first feature-length film Cold Souls in 2009.
Madame Bovary is set to release in 2014.