Ed Westwick will be taking a quick break from the Upper East Side to star in his first big movie. He’s starring alongside Bond girl Gemma Arterton in a big screen adaptation of Emily Bronte’s 19th century novel Wuthering Heights.
The two will play young lover Heathcliff and Cathy. We love this casting! Ed has that old-fashioned sophistication about him, and Gemma won over our hearts in Quantum of Solace. She stepped into the role after Natalie Portman pulled out. Peter Webber of Six Feet Under will direct the film. He calls the film a “powerful, moving and dangerous love story that cries out to be told on the big screen.”
This isn’t Ed’s first film, though it will be his biggest to date. Westwick’s other film credits include the 2006 Jude Law drama Breaking and Entering and the 2006 Julianne Moore drama Children of Men.
He also stars in the straight to DVD release S. Darko, a sequel to the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko. We’re excited to see Westwick do something different from his role on Gossip Girl!