Fifty Shades of grey star Dakota Johnson will star in a modern retelling of Jane Austin Netflix and MRC film Persuasion.
Carrie Cracknell, who last year directed Jake Gyllenhall and Tom Sturridge to Tony nominations in Sea wall / Life on Broadway, will premiere in directing.
In this version Persuasion, Anne Elliot is a discordant woman of modern sensibilities who lives with her snobbish family on the verge of bankruptcy. When Frederick Wentworth – the quick one she once fired – runs into her life, Anne has to choose between leaving the past behind or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances.
Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow adapted Austin’s novel. Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie produce. The EPs are Elizabeth Cantillon through her unnamed MRC film romance, Michael Constable, David Fliegel.
Johnson recently starred in a drama Our friend and the next will be seen in Maggie Gyllenhaal The lost daughter and Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro’s Am I okay? Fifty shades in the trilogy in which she starred, she raised $ 1.3 billion at the global box office. Johnson is represented by WME and Untitled Entertainment. Cracknell is with United Agents in the UK and UTA.
Cantillon’s MRC Film label focused on a love affair is also evolving on features, including an adaptation 28 summers, based on the best-selling novel by Elin Hilderbrand by writer Allie Hagan; Your photos, based on the novel by Tammy Robinson, writer Tom Dean; and Rebecca Raisin’s Rosie’s Traveling Tea Shop, by writer Monisha Dadlani.
MRC Film was recently announced Mothership starring Halle Berry, also with Netflix.