Jane Austen is moving to Netflix. Jane Austen’s novel ‘Persuasion’, one of the legendary names of literature, is being adapted into a new Netflix project. British theatre director Carrie Cracknell will direct the project, which will star Dakota Johnson. The project, which is said to add a ‘modern and witty’ direction to Austen’s famous novel, does not yet have an official release date. According to Variety, filming is said to begin in May, while MRC film will be the company. The production, written by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow, is expected to premiere next year.
Austen’s 1818 novel “Persuasion” is one of the author’s last works. The novel, starring Anne Elliot, a 27-year-old single woman, is romantic. Anne Elliott, who rejected Captain Frederick Wentworth before she went on the expedition, meets Frederick again eight years later.
In the Netflix adaptation, Anne was said to be “a misfit woman with modern sensibilities who lives with her wealthy family on the verge of bankruptcy.” “When the once-undeterred bachelor Frederick Wentworth returns to his life, Anne has to choose between leaving the past behind or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances,” Deadline reported, adding that we would be watching a modern rendition of Jane Austen.