Ready to see another Austen - related comedy? Have you read and liked Austenland? Jerusha Hess, co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, is set to make her directorial debut just with this romantic comedy, Austenland. Filming begins this week in the UK. Starring Keri Russell, J.J. Field (Northanger Abbey, The Sally Lockhart Mysteries, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Bret McKenzie (Lord of The Rings, Flight of the Conchords), Heat Vision reports that the film will also mark the producing debut of Twilight author Stephanie Meyer.
The supporting cast includes Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart and James Callis.
|Russel, Field, MacKenzie from Enchanted Serenity of Period Films|
Here's a synopsis of the book
In 32-year-old singleton Jane Hayes’s mind, no man in the world can measure up to Fitzwilliam Darcy—specifically the Fitzwilliam played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Jane is forced to confront her Austen obsession when her wealthy great-aunt Carolyn dies and leaves her an all-expenses-paid vacation to Pembrook Park, a British resort where guests live like the characters in Jane’s beloved Austen novels. Jane sees the trip as an opportunity for one last indulgence of her obsession before she puts it “all behind her—Austen, men, fantasies, period,” but the lines between reality and fiction become pleasantly blurred as Jane acclimates to the world of Spencer jackets and stringent etiquette rules, and finds herself torn between the Darcyesque Mr. Nobley and a forbidden tryst with Pembrook Park’s gardener (from Amazon reviews)