ITV's new Jane Austen/P&P inspired period drama 'Lost In Austen' to premiere in September
Jemima Rooper stars as Amanda Price - the frustrated romantic who lives for reading and adores the characters in her Jane Austen books. Then one day she discovers a gateway in her flat and ends up being transported to her favourite world, the world of Pride and Prejudice. But is the “true” story in danger of being thrown off track by her presence?
More info from imdb.com:
Lost in Austen
Jemima Rooper = Amanda Price
Gemma Arterton = Elizabeth Bennet
Elliot Cowan = Darcy
Alex Kingston = Mrs. Bennet
Huge Bonneville = Mr. Bennet
Morven Christie = Jane Bennet
Tom Mison = Bingley
Perditta Weeks = Lydia Bennet
Tom Riley = Wickham
Guy Henry = Mr. Collins
Michelle Duncan = Charlotte Lucas
Christina Cole = Caroline Bingley
Lyndsay Duncan = Lady Catherine de Bourge
Guy Andrews (Writer)
Jane Austen (Novel)
Watch the promo trailer for Lost In Austen via YouTube below:
A related article from UK's Daily Mail mentions this period drama as part of this coming Fall's TV line-up for UK's ITV network...
ITV will also get in on the act with a fantasy approach to Austen's much-loved classic Pride And Prejudice, called Lost In Austen.
In a plot described as 'Life on Mars... in bonnets and corsets', it follows a modern-day character, Amanda Price, as she swops place with heroine Elizabeth Bennet and is transported into late-18th century society.
It has been claimed the broadcaster avoided a straightforward treatment of the story in case it compared unfavourably with the BBC's 1995 series starring Colin Firth.
The new drama, likely to divide opinion, will star Alex Kingston, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan along with Arterton as Lizzie Bennet.
Speaking of Jane Austen/P&P related movies, there's another new film project currently listed as in-production at imdb.com and is titled Jane Austen Handheld (2008). It is said to be a comedy-drama, which is...
Re-telling the story of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" through the lens of a fly-on-the-wall documentary crew.
Plus another one currently in pre-production: Sense and Sensibilidad (2008), a A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" set in contemporary Los Angeles.