LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the new film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre, tourism agencies VisitBritain and Welcome to Yorkshire invite travelers to experience Bronte Country. A windswept land of heather and wild moors, it is hardly surprising that this region of Yorkshire became the inspiration for the beloved works of the Bronte sisters and fueled the imagination of Charlotte when writing her books, including Jane Eyre. VisitBritain and Welcome to Yorkshire, in collaboration with worldwide film company Focus Features, have created a free destination pocket guide, Jane Eyre Bronte Country, as well as a special website detailing how travelers can experience Bronte Country -- www.visitbritain.com/janeeyre.
In their bold new feature version of Jane Eyre, director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Focus Features' Sin Nombre) and screenwriter Moira Buffini (Tamara Drewe) infuse a contemporary immediacy into Charlotte Bronte's timeless story. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) star in the iconic lead roles of the romantic drama, the heroine of which continues to inspire new generations of devoted readers and viewers. Jane Eyre is produced by Academy Award-nominated (Elizabeth) and Emmy Award-winning (Temple Grandin) producer Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits. Also starring Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Holliday Grainger, Tamzin Merchant, Imogen Poots, and Academy Award winner Judi Dench, Jane Eyre will be released by Focus in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, March 11; and in additional cities throughout March. For further information, visit the film's official website at www.JaneEyreTheMovie.com.
The Jane Eyre Bronte Country destination pocket guide includes information about how travelers can follow in the footsteps of the sisters. Additionally, the website www.visitbritain.com/janeeyre features travel ideas, an in-depth itinerary, Bronte Country tour packages, behind-the-scenes information about the film, the movie trailer, a free downloadable version of the pocket guide and more. The free pocket guide can also be requested via mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, and is available at select Barnes & Noble stores nationwide.
Highlights of things to see in Bronte Country include taking a visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum (former home of the Bronte sisters), walking along the Bronte Way Walk (where you can see the windswept moorland that inspired the sisters' writings), and visiting the St. Michael and All Angels Church which houses the remains of the Bronte family. Click here for a link to the full release.