Although I would prefer to see the fight between Lindsay Lohan and Keira Knightly settled between them in a pool full of pudding, it doesn't look like it is going to happen that way. Well, there is always my imagination. Apparently they are making the film Wuthering Heights because there is a great deal of demand for mid 19th century literature being turned into films, and they have pretty much beaten the crap and ringed any possible story out of any Jane Austen book or idea or thought she ever conceived. This of course compares to the 15 versions of Wuthering Heights that have been released since film was invented. Hell that is only like once every 6 or 7 years. How many times can you make the same film? Come on. Have some imagination. Does a producer go in and pitch Wuthering Heights and say, “Its been 5 years. Time for another one. It's only going to cost you $40-50M.” At least with the Jane Austen books they used their imagination and came up with different versions of her books.
Anyway, Lindsay and Keira are the two finalists for the role of Catherine Earnshaw. The director of the film is John Maybury who cast Lindsay in the Dylan Thomas biopic The Edge Of Love, but Lindsay dropped out. It seems as if he is willing to give her a second chance. This is something that Lindsay could really use. A real movie that will be seen by everyone and if done well will receive lots of nominations. Throw on a corset and speak in an accent from a different century and the awards just come rolling in.
The problem is that the British public is firmly against Lindsay starring in the film. A recent poll said that only British actresses should portray the part. When asked why this was the case, Maybury told the Daily Mail, “It can be slightly annoying having American actresses in British parts. They may be able to do brilliant British accents but that can be off putting if their accent is too perfect.”
Well then it seems to me that your job as a director would be to make it so her accent isn't perfect. The producers aren't paying you just to sit around and bark at people. I think the idea of a director is to direct the actors, and it seems to me that direction would include whether or not an accent is good or not as well as directing your staff that you only want non-fat soy in your latte.