Anne Elliot will get yet one more probability with Captain Wentworth. Deadline reports “Succession” star Sarah Snook will topline a movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.” Mahalia Belo is directing the Searchlight pic and Jessica Swale is writing the script.
Printed in 1818, “Persuasion” marked Austen’s final full novel and was launched shortly after her demise. It sees protagonist Anne Elliot crossing paths as soon as extra with Frederick Wentworth, the person she rejected years earlier than however by no means stopped loving. Anne refused Captain Wentworth’s proposal on the behest of her household and pals, who balked on the couple’s class variations, however all the time regretted it. When Anne and Wentworth meet once more, years after their separation, Anne should determine whether or not to comply with her coronary heart or proceed to let others make choices for her.
Monumental Footage’ Alison Personal and Debra Hayward will produce the brand new adaptation, and BBC Movies is co-financing.
Like Austen’s different works, “Persuasion” has acquired a number of display screen variations. Most lately, it acquired a contemporary replace in “Rational Creatures,” an online collection starring Kristina Pupo. Different notable iterations embrace the 2007 Sally Hawkins-starring TV film, a 1995 characteristic toplined by Amanda Root, and a 1971 miniseries with Ann Firbank.
The most recent Austen movie adaptation, Autumn de Wilde’s “Emma.,” starring Anya Taylor-Pleasure, was launched earlier this yr.
Snook is up for an Emmy for her supporting flip as Shiv Roy in “Succession,” an HBO drama a couple of wealthy household on the helm of a media empire. She co-stars in “Items of a Lady,” a drama that premiered at Venice Movie Competition and is presently screening at TIFF. Snook’s different credit embrace “An American Pickle,” “The Lovely Lie,” and “Winchester.”
Belo beforehand directed miniseries “The Lengthy Tune” and “Requiem” and TV film “Ellen.” Swale wrote and directed “Summerland,” a romantic WWII drama starring Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked that was launched this summer season.