EXCLUSIVE: Cosmo Jarvis (Woman Macbeth), Suki Waterhouse (The Divergent Sequence: Rebel), Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW) are amongst these becoming a member of Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding in Netflix and MRC’s Jane Austen film Persuasion.
Rising Brit actor Jarvis joins as Captain Frederick Wentworth, the love curiosity reverse Johnson’s character, Anne Elliot. Golding will play Anne’s cousin. We perceive that fittings and rehearsals are underway for an imminent UK shoot.
Additionally becoming a member of will likely be Ben Bailey Smith – aka Doc Brown (The Break up), Izuka Hoyle (The Outpost), Mia McKenna-Bruce (Get Even) and Nia Towle (The Hole).
Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, an unconforming lady dwelling together with her snobby household on the point of chapter. Single and 27-years-old, Anne reconnects with a person she was as soon as persuaded to reject and faces a second likelihood at love.
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The e-book was the final novel written by Austen, writer of classics reminiscent of Sense and Sensibility, Delight And Prejudice and Emma, previous to her demise in 1817.
As beforehand introduced, Carrie Cracknell, who directed Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge to Tony nominations in 2019 in Sea Wall/ A Life on Broadway, will make her characteristic directorial debut. The difference comes from Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow.
Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie are producing with EP Elizabeth Cantillon by way of her untitled MRC movie romance label, and EPs Michael Constable and David Fliegel. Knives Out and The Lovebirds outfit MRC Movie developed the film with Netflix.
A separate manufacturing of Persuasion — starring Succession actor Sarah Snook — is at the moment within the works at Searchlight Footage. That model, introduced in September 2020, is being directed by Mahalia Belo and written by Jessica Swale.
Cantillon’s romance-focused label can be in growth on options together with: The Return, primarily based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks; the variation of 28 Summers, primarily based on the novel from Elin Hilderbrand from author Allie Hagan; Pictures of You, primarily based on Tammy Robinson’s novel from author Tom Dean; and Rebecca Raisin’s Rosie’s Travelling Tea Store from author Monisha Dadlani.