This summer, another adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion will hit the screens on Netflix. Dakota Johnson played the main role in the film. She will play Ann, a young Englishwoman whose family is deeply in debt. By chance, the girl is faced with her first love – Captain Frederick Wentworth, whose role went to the star of “Peaky Blinders” Cosmo Jarvis. The heroine must decide whether to leave the past behind or give the captain a second chance.
At the end of April, Netflix showed the first footage from the film. Even though the streaming service published only five pictures, they immediately scattered across foreign media and social networks. In two frames, Johnson’s character, dressed in a simple suit, stands next to the window. The rest of the images are dedicated to other characters. In addition to Jarvis, they are captured by Henry Golding – the star of the films “Crazy Rich Asians,” “Christmas for Two” and “Gentlemen.” He will play the role of the main character’s cousin.
Persuasion was directed by Carrie Cracknell, who became famous for a number of British theatrical productions. The script was penned by Ronald Bass, who won an Oscar for Rain Man. Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant, best known for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, will also appear in the frame. Sunrise”, “Killer’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” and “Loki.” In addition, Suki Waterhouse (A Rainy Day in New York), Nikki Amuka-Bird ( The Time ), and Mia McKenna-Bruce ( The Witcher ) played in Persuasion.
The reasoning was first published in 1817, after the death of Jane Austen. The novel was published under the same cover as another work of the writer – Northanger Abbey. Reasoning has become the basis for many theatrical productions and four film adaptations. At the same time, all film adaptations were created by British television companies. The Netflix version will be the first international project based on this novel. According to Collider, the film is due out on July 15th. Since the premiere is not far away, Netflix should also present a trailer for the picture in the near future.