Shannon Hale's novel Austenland is to be made into a movie with filming to begin this week.
Update: movie to debut at Sundance film fest - Jan 2013
Keri Russell, JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie will star in this romantic comedy that is the directorial debut of Jerusha Hess, who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre with her husband, Jared Hess. Austenland's screenplay was co-written by Hess with author Shannon Hale.
It will also be the debut of Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series) as a producer who is quoted on author's site as saying, "Adorable! This is the best tribute to obsessed Austen freaks (like me) that I've ever read."
Description: When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Jane Austen-crazed women, the woman's fantasy of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman becomes more real than she could have imagined.
Jane - Keri Russell (Magic of Ordinary Days, Felicity)
Nobley - JJ Feild (Northanger Abbey, Ruby in the Smoke, Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton)
Martin - Bret Mckenzie (Flight of the Conchords)
Miss Charming - Jennifer Coolidge (Legally Blonde, Best in Show)
Colonel Andrews - James Callis (Bridgit Jones)
Mrs. Wattlesbrook - Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Scarlett Pimpernel)
Mr. Wattlesbrook - Rupert Vansittart (Pride and Prejudice - 1995)
Lady Amelia Heartwright - Georgia King (Little Dorrit, Jane Eyre, The Duchess, Shadow in the North)
Source: THR via Comingsoon.net
[I was not a huge fan of the book but I like the cast they've assembled]
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