Jane Eyre is getting a little makeover. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, originally published in 1847, was written by Charlotte Bronte under the pen name Currer Bell. Now Aline Brosh McKenna, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada, is reimagining the tale in a graphic novel.
McKenna said of the project:
“I am so excited for people to read our new take on this classic story. Our Jane is a modern girl working through some very contemporary problems but she retains Jane Eyre’s signature moral goodness and clarity. We moved the story in exciting new directions while maintaining the mystery, romance, and yearning that has kept this story vital for years.”
The book will be illustrated by Eisner Award winner Ramón K. Pérez who said of the book:
“‘Jane’ is an exciting experience since it allows us to bring our interpretation of the beloved classic ‘Jane Eyre’ to a whole new audience and will give longtime fans of the original Bronte sisters’ novel the opportunity to experience it visualized in an entirely new and innovative way.”
The book, titled Jane, tells the tale of a modern art student who has finally left her small town for New York Cit where she gets a nannying job for extra money. But the comfort that job provided grows thin when she starts falling for her young charge’s father, Rochester — a wealthy man with a dark secret.
Jane, coming from BOOM! Studios, hits shelves this fall.