After ‘The Bridgertons’, Netflix has been wanting more period romantic dramas and has launched another literary adaptation, in this case of a classic: ‘Persuasion’ is the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel that already has a trailer and release date on the platform.
‘Persuasion’ is the first film directed by Carrie Brucknell and stars Dakota Johnson (‘Suspiria’). It tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who wanted to marry at the time with the man she loved but she backed out after being persuaded by her family. Years later, the one who was his suitor reappears in his life unexpectedly.
In the trailer we see the Victorian setting and that ironic tone at the beginning, so particular to Austen’s stories. In the cast, in addition to Johnson, we have Cosmo Jarvis (‘Lady Macbeth’), Henry Golding (‘Crazy Rich Asians’), Richard E Grant (‘Can you ever forgive me?’) and Suki Waterhouse (‘The contingencies of love’).
‘Persuasion’ is not one of Jane Austen’s best-known books, but it is one of the most beloved among her fans. She has had various earlier adaptationsincluding the BBC miniseries in 1960 and two telefilms: Roger Mitchell’s in 1995 and Adrian Shergold’s in 2007, starring Sally Hawkins.
The film will be available on Netflix from July 15 so we will not have to wait long to see how this new adaptation will have turned out.