More than 200 years after her death, Jane Austen’s influence on pop culture is only growing.
Fans of the author in recent years have been treated to 2020’s Emma, 2022’s Fire Island, and countless notions of Pride and Prejudice.
And now, a film adaptation of Austen’s 1817 romance novel Persuasion is coming to Netflix, directed by Carrie Cracknell.
The conviction was published posthumously and follows Englishwoman Ann Elliot (Dakota Johnson)’s tug of war with her heart as she was persuaded by her family to give up the man she loved – broken naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) – at 19. her family.
Eight years later, 27-year-old Ann reunites with the man she once convinced to reject and is forced to choose between marrying her arrogant distant cousin William Elliot (Henry Golding) or following her heart.
The film’s official synopsis states that Anne must “choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to a second chance.”
Along with some first-look images, Netflix previously announced that its adaptation of Persuasion would be a “modern, witty take” on a beloved story while “staying true” to the classic that was Austen’s last completed before her death and published posthumously. .
But the trailer for the new Netflix adaptation has appeared – and it seems that the author’s fans do not like the modern approach too much.
While Persuasion is generally considered one of Austen’s saddest works, the trailer for the new Netflix adaptation is full of joy, and fans were quick to draw comparisons to Jane Austen’s Emma, the Bridgerton and Enola Holmes period drama starring Millie Bobby Brown. roles.
The modern take on the classic Austin didn’t put off Johnson, who said it was actually one of the things that drew her to the role.
“I was drawn to the sometimes modernized language and themes that break the fourth wall and speak directly to the audience, and the fact that the strong-willed woman remains as much a topic of discussion today as it was then,” she said of playing Ann.
Read everything you need to know about Netflix’s version of Persuasion.
‘Persuasion’ release date on Netflix
2022 Netflix movie adaptation due on streamers July 15, 2022. We can’t wait!
Persuasion is the debut film by British theater director Carrie Cracknell, written by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow.
Austen’s novel was previously adapted for ITV in 2007 and this version stars Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones.
Johnson, best known for the Fifty Shades of Gray trilogy, will play the quiet, intellectual protagonist Austin.
Meanwhile, Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth, Peaky Blinders) will play Elliot’s love interest, Captain Frederick Wentworth.
Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) will also appear in the film as Mr. Elliot, who is desperate to inherit Elliot’s title and property.
In addition, model and actress Suki Waterhouse (Divergent, Insurgent), Academy Award nominee Richard E. Grant (Iron Lady, Can You Forgive Me?), and Nikki Amuka-Bird (of series Zadie Smith “NZ”) joined us. The cast of Persuasion, however, their roles have not yet been disclosed, and fans will have to wait for more information.
As detailed above, the trailer for the 2022 Netflix version of Persuasion has been released, and some fans have been annoyed by the modern take on the classic.
In Persuasion, Austin writes: “Never could there have been two such open hearts, such similar tastes, such identical feelings, such beloved faces. Now they were like strangers; no, worse than strangers, because they could never get to know each other. It was an eternal alienation.”
A version of this line can be heard in the trailer, although it has been shortened and modernized: “Now we are worse than the former. We are friends.”
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