New in Theaters: Red Riding Hood & Jane Eyre

Posted March 11, 2011 by Sara | Novel Novice 2 Comments


Two new book adaptations hit the big screen today! The first is Red Riding Hood, a grown-up, sexy twist on the classic fairy tale. The second (in limited release) is the latest adaptation of Jane Eyre. Below, you’ll find more about both movies:

Red Riding Hood

Young Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) feels torn between two men. She loves Peter, but her parents intend that she marry wealthy Henry. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, but before they can put the plan into action, her sister is killed by a werewolf. The villagers call in Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), a famous monster hunter, to help, but when Solomon warns that the beast takes human form by day, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf is someone she loves.

Jane Eyre

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender star in the romantic drama based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, from acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga. In the story, Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. As she reflects upon the people and emotions that have defined her, it is clear that the isolated and imposing residence – and Mr. Rochester’s coldness – have sorely tested the young woman’s resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. She must now act decisively to secure her own future and come to terms with the past that haunts her – and the terrible secret that Mr. Rochester is hiding and that she has uncovered.

For the comments: Are you planning to see either of these movies?

Sara | Novel Novice
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2 responses to “New in Theaters: Red Riding Hood & Jane Eyre

  1. artistephie

    I am absolutely going to see “Red Riding Hood”, hopefully this weekend. I read the novel, which was very intense and intriguing, and I’m curious to see how it gets translated into film. Plus, it’s a Catherine Hardwick movie, so it’s got to be awesome. 😉 And I’m a huge sucker for fairy tales (“Beastly” being a prime example).

  2. Lindsey

    Red Riding Hood looks good. I love retellings of fairy tales and this one looks really promising; I’ll probably go see it at some point. I’ve been dying to see Jane Eyre ever since I heard they were making a new one, but unfortunately it’s not showing anywhere near me. Looks like I’ve got a date with netflix in the near future 🙂

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