Based on the Jane Austen novel of the same name, the film adaptation will take a modern approach to the story. Deadline reports that the plot centers on a witty woman named Anne Elliot (played by Johnson) who lives with her family as they face bankruptcy. When her ex-partner, Frederick Wentworth (played by Jarvis), surprisingly comes back into her life, she is met with the decision of letting go of the past or giving him a second chance. Golding plays Anne’s cousin, Mr. Elliot.
Carrie Cracknell, best known for her work in theatre, will be making her feature directorial debut. Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow adapted the screenplay.
Johnson was recently spotted filming the movie on location. The actress can be seen in a series of photos sitting on a tree swing and sipping on a beverage.
Fans of the Fifty Shades star are loving her look for the film! One user tweeted, “dark hair dakota johnson is back AND in period clothes i’m gonna pass out.”
dark hair dakota johnson is back AND in period clothes i’m gonna pass out pic.twitter.com/q7a1X4te4p
— bella (@everkota) June 14, 2021
Another user tweeted, “I can’t get over that dakota johnson will be in a jane austen period film. I need it more than air.”
I can’t get over that dakota johnson will be in a jane austen period film. I need it more than air. pic.twitter.com/qN6aXcLtA6
— karla (@koredakota) June 14, 2021
Persuasion is currently in production and will release on Netflix in 2022.
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