The trio of actors Edward Bluemel, Lydia Rose Bewley and Yolanda Kettle are all set to join Netflix and MRC’s film adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel.
Actors Edward Bluemel, Lydia Rose Bewley and Yolanda Kettle have been roped in for Netflix and MRC’s film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion. The shoot of the adaptation that gives a modern-day spin to the classic novel is now underway in the UK.
The other actors in the star-studded ensemble cast include the 50 Shades Of Grey actor Dakota Johnson, Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding alongside Cosmo Jarvis, Suki Waterhouse, Richard E. Grant, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ben Bailey Smith, Izuka Hoyle, Mia McKenna-Bruce and Nia Towle.
Persuasion revolves around Anne Elliot, an individualistic woman living with her arrogant family that is on the verge of bankruptcy. An unmarried, 27-year old Anne surprisingly reconnects with a man named Jarvis, who had once persuaded her, only to get rejected. Dakota Johnson will essay the role of Anne Elliot in the adaptation while Henry Goulding will play her on-screen cousin, Mr Elliot.
The book was the last work by Austen, who penned other classics like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Her other works have also been adapted into movies.
Carrie Cracknell, who had earlier worked on the Tony-nominated film Sea Wall/A Life broadway, helms the film that will mark her directorial debut. The adapted script has been penned by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow. Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie are producing the film.