Downton Abbey actress Laura Carmichael is joining the cast of the new adaptation of Madame Bovary.

Variety reports that Carmichael will be joined by Olivier Gourmet and Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green in the project by Sophie Barthes.

Mia Wasikowska will play the title role in the film and Paul Giamatti, who has guest starred in the upcoming series of Downton Abbey, also appears.

The actress plays Lady Edith in the popular ITV period drama.

The film begins production this week in Normandy and the film will be released next year.