BBC Films has signed the 20-year-old Halifax native in the latest adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte novel, with Page in the lead role.
Any nominations for her leading man? Colin Firth, anyone?
The movie, scripted by Moira Buffini, still doesn't have a director or lead actor.
Page has become a Hollywood darling of sorts after being nominated for an Academy Award for her turn as a wise-cracking pregnant teen in the comedy Juno. The movie captured a best screenplay Oscar for Diablo Cody.
This would mark Page's first period piece. Bronte's 1847 book chronicles the melodramatic love story of a governess and her employer, Edward Rochester.It's a piece of literature that has become a popular screen adaptation, with more than a dozen productions created for both television and cinema.
I just hope they keep a lot more of Bronte's dialogue than adaptations of the novel usually do. It's much more crackling than the stuff the screenwriters usually come up with.