A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE adds Mia Wasikowska and Vera Farmiga to its cast

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
January 18th, 2011

Though it's a slow news day, this little bit of news is definitely worth writing about. Two very strong actresses, Mia Wasikowska and Vera Farmiga, have just been attached to the adaptation of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. These two actresses have had an impressive streak of films, which according to this news, isn't set to end anytime soon.

The film, which will be directed by Australian filmmaker Robert Connolly, has already garnered an impressive cast with Sam Neill, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony LaPaglia already signed on. The film's plot centers around Eddie, played by LaPaglia, who is obsessed with his orphaned niece - Catherine, portrayed by Wasikowska. When two immigrant cousins, Neill and Stan, of Eddie's wife, Farmiga, move in to their house, jealously emerges and tempers begin to fly.

Farmiga is on a roll as her directorial debut, HIGHER GROUND, will appear at Sundance 2011 and the film she stars in aside Jake Gyllenhaal, SOURCE CODE, is set to premiere on opening night at SXSW. Wasikowska had a good year in 2010, with THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT achieving critical acclaim and ALICE IN WONDERLAND being one of the year's highest grossing films.

I've yet to read Miller's original play, but it's been on my list for quite some time. The story seems quite intriguing and this casting news definitely ramps up my anticipation for the film adaptation.

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