Dakota Johnson is placing her personal twist on a Jane Austen traditional. The Fifty Shades of Gray star is about to lead Netflix‘s adaptation of “Persuasion,” Austen’s 1818 novel, Selection reports. Carrie Cracknell, who’s recognized for her work with Jake Gyllenhaal in Broadway’s “Sea Wall/ A Life,” will direct the upcoming movie in her function directorial debut.
Persuasion will use a “modern, witty approach” with the story, per Netflix, “while still remaining true to Jane Austen’s classic novel.” The movie follows Anne Elliot, “an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities.” Anne, who lives along with her “snobby” household teetering on the sting of chapter, is confronted with a troublesome determination when Frederick Wentworth, “the dashing one she once sent away,” unexpectedly re-enters he life.
Netflix has not revealed additional casting particulars, however they did share that Persuasion will come from govt producers Elizabeth Cantillon by way of her untitled MRC Movie Romance label, together with Michael Constable and David Fliegel, and producers Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie. The Persuasion screenplay adaptation comes from Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow.
Though lots of Austen’s books have gotten the Hollywood remedy through the years — from Satisfaction and Prejudice to Emma — Persuasion has held a particular place in the Austen canon because the well-known writer’s last accomplished novel, which was revealed after her loss of life. Johnson’s adaptation is the newest in a listing of Persuasion movies, together with a 2007 movie with Sally Hawkins. Whereas Netflix is planning their very own adaptation, a separate Persuasion venture is in the works at Searchlight Photos, the place Succession actor Sarah Snook will star in a movie directed by Mahalia Belo and written by Jessica Swale.
Persuasion marks the newest movie function for Johnson, who has appeared in motion pictures like Suspiria, Unhealthy Instances on the El Royal, The Peanut Butter Falcon, and The Excessive Observe in the previous few years. Subsequent up for Johnson is The Misplaced Daughter, a movie directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and primarily based on the Elena Ferrante novel of the identical title.
Netflix has not shared a launch date or additional particulars about Persuasion, however preserve checking again for more information, together with a trailer, casting information and extra.