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Ezra Miller to play Mia Wasikowska’s lover in ‘Madame Bovary’

Ezra Miller wide 560x282After scaring audiences as a teen killer in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Ezra Miller will be tackling a decidedly lighter roles. He has The Perks of Being A Wallflower coming this year and Variety is reporting that Miller has signed on to star as one of Mia Wasikowska’s lovers in the new adaptation of Madame Bovary.  This new adaptation written by Rose Barrenche, the script will maintain the period setting with the drama unfolding with a modern mentality.

Surveying the synopsis of Madame Bovary, it seems likely that Miller will play Léon Dupuis, the flirtatious law student that first tempts Emma (Wasikowska) after she enters into high society. It will be pretty interesting seeing Miller in a decidedly less creepy role and taking the challenge of being in a period piece.

Madame Bovary will start shooting in Europe later this year.

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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.

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