Mia Wasikowska has been cast as Emma Bovary in French director Sophie Barthes’s upcoming film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s classic — better known in Vulture’s eleventh-grade English class as Madame Blovary, or occasionally Madame Ovary. (Ovary isn’t derogatory, but it is just too easy to sub in.) Variety reports that Paul Giamatti is also “circling a key role” in the movie, which will be a faithful period adaptation. Between this and Baz Luhrmann’s Gatsby, all we need now is a film based on the stories of Flannery O’Connor to really close out that Dreams, Distortions, and Reality unit from junior year.
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 07: Mia Wasikowska attends the Miu Miu Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week at Conseil Economique et Social on March 7, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2012 Getty Images