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Longbourn film on pre-production and a new Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe book & TV movie in the works!

Two Pride and Prejudice related book and movie news...

Longbourn (Feature Film) and Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (TV Christmas Movie).

First, here's a bit of an update on the long in development feature film, I posted almost four years ago here: Focus Features acquired feature film rights for Pride and Prejudice spinoff 'Longbourn'. This movie is now listed (on IMDB) as being on pre-production (very recently updated this January 27th) and looks to be slated to released for sometime this year. No casting news and filming info. as of yet.

For now, here's a little info...

Longbourn (2017) currently on Pre-Production...

Synopsis: The lives of the servants of Longbourn House, home to the Bennet family of Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice.'

Director:
Writers: (novel), (screenplay)

Production Companies: Focus Features (USA distributor), Random House Films, StudioCanal


And a new P&P related book and TV movie is in the works...

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (book and TV movie by Melissa de la Cruz, best-selling author of Witches of East End).

Movie details via Deadline...
Bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz has signed a three-picture development and production deal with Brad Krevoy Television, the TV and SVOD production arm of Motion Picture Corporation of America. The three TV projects will be written, produced and broadcast for Christmas 2017. The second film, Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe, is a gender-swapped re-telling of the classic novel. Production is planned for April 2017. Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe will also be published as a novel by St. Martin’s Press during the 2017 Christmas season. De la Cruz will write the screenplay and novel. Executive producers are David Anselmo and Susie Belzberg. Read full article here.
Book info via Macmillan Publishers website...

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (Melissa de la Cruz)
The hardcover ($18.99) version is available to pre-order here. It'll be released on October 17th, 2017.

*Updated April 4, 2017 (Added description for the book below):
Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city
girls stand in their way?
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ's next adult novel will be a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.

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