Peter Webber is no longer attached to direct Ecosse Films’ adaptation of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. A replacement has yet to be announced.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Webber’s agent confirmed that the Girl With The Pearl Earring director is no longer involved with the film, which is set to star Gemma Arterton and Ed Westwick as lovers Cathy and Heathcliffe.

The film is being scripted by Olivia Hetreed, who teamed up with Webber on Girl With a Pearl Earring.  Ecosse Films’ Robert Bernstein is producing with HanWay Films handling worldwide sales. 

Producer Timothy Burrill confirmed that Webber is still attached to direct his project, The Spider’s House, an adaptation of Paul Bowles’ novel set in Morocco, which is currently in development.

Webber signed on to the project in May this year although it was previously reported that John Maybury, who directed Francis Bacon biopic Love Is The Devil, was attached.