Andrea Arnold to direct Wuthering Heights
Based on Emily Bronte's novel of the same name, the story follows Cathy as she is forced to choose between her passionate love for Heathcliff and her well-meaning husband.
Ms Arnold, best known for directing Fish Tank and Red Road, is replacing previous director Helmer Peter Webber who left the project in December.
Producers Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae and Kevin Loader have also faced a number of other problems with the film, including cast changes and the loss of attached director John Maybury, who left last summer, Varity reported.
Natalie Portman, Abbie Cornish and Gemma Arterton were each meant to play the role of doomed lover Cathy at one point.
Speaking to the news provider, Mr Bernstein said: "Andrea has previously said that the only book she would ever direct would be Wuthering Heights, because of the passionate, impossible love story at its center and its elements of class divide."
"It's a very lucky coincidence for us that we've found each other," he added