Tuesday, 9 July 2013

AUSTEN ON SCREEN: AUSTENLAND, COMING VERY SOON!

The official trailer of Austenland has just been released (see below). I've also embedded a short clip from this long awaited for movie which has been out for some while.
Are you ready to have some fun in Austenland?
Unfortunately, Jerusha Hess's debut movie, produced by Stephanie Meyer,   will only hit selected theatres on August 16.
 How many of us will really manage to see it on big screen?
I doubt I will, for instance,  but I will keep my hopes high anyway and go on with my fingers crossed. No news of its release in Italy, yet! Actually, I've even received an invitation to participate to a preview screening in California but ... you know, that's really too distant (and expensive!)  a trip to just watch I movie. As much as you may wish to see it and love the genre, if you are a poor teacher like me, you can just kindly decline.


Austenland has quite a unique cast behind it, starring Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge and Brett McKenzie from Flight of the Concords. The story is set in modern-day and there you find Jane Hayes (Kerri Russell) hiding from reality and visiting Austenland. The trip leads her to meet two new men, Mr. Henry Nobley (JJ Feild, previously Henry Tilney in 2007 Northanger Abbey) and Martin (Brett McKenzie). Jennifer Coolidge plays the witty Miss Elizabeth Charming and Jane Seymour plays Mrs. Wattlesbrook.  The film was turned into a screenplay by the director herself, Jerusha Hess,  and Shannon Hale, the author of the  book  on which the film is based. 



1 comment:

Aurora said...

I am looking forward to watching this movie. Having read the review in Guardian, I can't wait to watch it.