ICM is representing North American rights.
Bronte is the story of Charlotte, Anne and Emily Bronte, the sisters who grew up in isolation in Yorkshire and went on to become famous writers.
The project will shoot from September in Yorkshire and other parts of the UK and Europe.
'My family come from Yorkshire and I grew up with five sisters, so this is a story I have always wanted to tell', says director Sturridge (Lassie, Shackleton). 'We all remember the lost worlds of our childhoods, but these amazing girls never abandoned them and applied the same unique and uncompromising daring to their work as adults.'
Angela Workman wrote an original script, which has been adapted by Sturridge.
Alistair Maclean-Clark and Basil Stephens of AMC Pictures are producing.
Maclean-Clark added: 'The Bronte sisters' novels are more popular now than when they were originally published. Theirs truly is an amazing story of the triumph of imagination over adversity and we are excited to be working with Icon to bring their passionate story to life and to the wider global audience.'