"Natalie Portman to Star in New Adaptation of Wuthering Heights"—that was the story in 2008. What could go wrong? Plenty. Portman bailed on the project within a few months, and director John Maybury cast Abbie Cornish as Catherine Earnshaw. A year later, Peter Webber was announced as the new director and his choice for the role was Gemma Arterton. And nearly a year after that, another director, Andrea Arnold, signed on, and cast British newcomer Kaya Scodelario. Needless to say, she wasn't quite the box office draw that Portman would have been.