*Hat-tip to BronteBlog*.
Several new names have been reported in connection with Jane Eyre 2011 in the Hollywood Reporter:
Dame Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax;
Jamie Bell as St John Rivers;
Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Reed;
and Imogen Poots - probably as Blanche Ingram.
My thoughts: Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax - awesome! :-D
I don't know much about Jamie Bell, but he looks about right for the part of St John - his blond, boyish looks should contrast well with Michael Fassbender's darker, rougher features.
Sally Hawkins as Mrs. Reed is an interesting choice, to say the least! Sally is a great actress, and will no doubt pull it off, but I have to say my first thoughts were that she seems way too young, thin, and attractive to play Mrs. Reed!
Imogen Poots - pleeeease, not another blonde Blanche Ingram!! Blanche is described in the book as being dark, exotic, and very tall. In almost all of the movie adaptations I have seen, she is portrayed as the stereotypical mean, dumb, blonde villainess. *Heavy sigh*. Let's hope that Miss Poots has actually been cast as Rosamund Oliver, NOT Blanche Ingram.