“Succession” breakout and Emmy nominee Sarah Snook is about to star in “Persuasion,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s closing novel at Searchlight, based on a person with information of the undertaking.
Mahalia Belo is directing the undertaking.
“Persuasion” is Jane Austen’s closing novel, a quintessential romance of second possibilities. Many years after refusing the proposal of younger naval officer Frederick Wentworth, Anne Elliot (Snook) finds herself navigating the waters of English society when Wentworth returns from conflict a rich and embellished Captain. As Anne ponders missed alternatives, she should contemplate her personal regrets and unwavering, presumably unrequited love.
Writer/director Jessica Swale, (“Summerland”) is penning the screenplay adaptation of the Jane Austen guide that was first printed in 1818, a 12 months after Austen died.
Producers Alison Own and Debra Hayward (“Sufragette,” “How to Build a Girl”), are producing the undertaking by way of their Monumental Pictures banner. BBC Films is the co-financier.
Katie Goodson-Thomas, Searchlight Pictures UK’s head of growth and manufacturing is overseeing the undertaking with senior growth exec Pete Spencer and supervisor Apolline Berty.
Nook was most just lately nominated for an Emmy Award for her position as “Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy” on HBO’s award-winning sequence “Succession.” Next up, Snook co-stars in Kornél Mundruczó’s “Pieces of a Woman” reverse Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf which made its world premiere on the Venice Film Festival and will probably be distributed by Netflix later this 12 months.
Snook is repped by UTA and Omni Artists.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the information.
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