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Movie News: Two New Film Adaptations of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’!!

Two new film adaptations of Jane Austen’s Persuasion are currently in development or in the works.

First from today’s Netflix’s Persuasion announcement...

Read more info. via Variety below...

Dakota Johnson to Star in Netflix Adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

Dakota Johnson is set to star in Netflix’s retelling of Jane Austen’s novel “Persuasion.”

Carrie Cracknell, known for directing Jake Gyllenhaal in “Sea Wall/ A Life” on Broadway, is stepping behind the camera in her feature directorial debut. Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow have adapted the screenplay.

Described as a “modern, witty approach” to a beloved story, “Persuasion” tells the story of Anne Elliot, an unconforming woman living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy. Unmarried and 27-years-old, Anne reconnects with a man she was once persuaded to reject and faces a second chance at love.

Production on Netflix’s iteration of “Persuasion” is expected to begin in May. MRC Film, the studio that backed “Knives Out” and “The Lovebirds,” is developing the movie with Netflix. 

A separate production of “Persuasion” — starring “Succession” actor Sarah Snook  — is currently in the works at Searchlight Pictures. That version, announced in September 2020, is being directed by  Mahalia Belo and written by Jessica Swale (“Summerland”).

Read full article here via Variety!

Plus, from THR...

Joel Fry Joins Sarah Snook in Jane Austen Adaptation 'Persuasion' (Exclusive)

British actor Joel Fry, who appeared in Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, has joined Succession's Sarah Snook to star in Persuasion, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel that Mahalia Belo is directing for Searchlight.

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