Sienna Miller takes over Portman role

Sienna Miller to play Natalie Portman role

Sienna Miller is set to play heroine Cathy in a movie version of Wuthering Heights after Natalie Portman mysteriously dropped out of the role.

Portman reportedly actively pursued the role of Cathy Earnshaw in the adaptation of Emily Bronte’s novel. Director John Maybury – and the producers from Ecosse and Hanbury films – were so taken with her talent and enthusiasm, they handed her the role, as well as casting approval over who should play the leading man, Heathcliff.

Then, with little notice, she pulled out of the production.

Michael Fassbender – a fast-rising London-born actor whose portrayal of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands was being shown last night at the Cannes Film Festival- is lined up to play Heathcliff.

Portman is also in attendance at Cannes, and may have a a problem avoiding those involved in Wuthering Heights, as she’s sitting on the main jury.

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