Fifty Shades of Grey actor Dakota Johnson to star in Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Fifty Shades of Grey actor Dakota Johnson to star in Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion


Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson has been signed to star in a Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen’s fashionable novel Persuasion. In accordance to Selection, the film will go on flooring in Might. It’s being developed by MRC Movie studio with Netflix. MRC Movie has beforehand backed Knives Out and The Lovebirds.

Whereas Carrie Cracknell will make her function directorial debut, the screenplay will likely be tailored by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow. Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie are the producers.

Persuasion has been described as a “modern, witty approach” to a beloved story. It follows the life of its 27-year-old single protagonist Anne Elliot whose snob household is on the brink of chapter. Anne reconnects with a person she was as soon as persuaded to reject, giving herself a second probability at love.

Jane Austen, recognized for bestselling classics like Sense and Sensibility, Delight and Prejudice and Emma, wrote her final novel Persuasion in 1817, that bought printed six months after her demise the identical 12 months. It went on to have a number of display screen variations, together with the 2007 TV film starring Sally Hawkins.

Dakota just lately starred in Our Pal. Recognized for taking part in Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades trilogy tailored from EL James’ work, Dakota will even be seen in The Misplaced Daughter and Am I OK?

Netflix’s Persuasion comes in the image, as one other manufacturing of the identical novel is at present in the works at Searchlight Photos. The undertaking was introduced in September 2020, and stars Succession actor Sarah Snook. It’s being directed by Mahalia Belo and written by Jessica Swale.

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