Not sure if it's going to be a period piece, though.

In much-less-distressing movie news, a few weeks ago IndieWire announced that director Whit Stillman has begun casting for his next movie, an adaptation of Jane Austen's little-known novella Lady Susan. I'm not a big fan of most of Austen's juvenilia, but I will obviously need to see this the moment it comes out.

Note: According to AustenBlog, this isn't Stillman's first attempt at adapting Austen: his 1990 film Metropolitan was loosely based on Mansfield Park. It's going on my Netflix queue immediately.
Posted by: Julianka


07 Aug, 2013 04:31 PM

Since the release a few years ago of "Lady Vernon and Her Daughter", an excellent adaptation of Lady Susan (tho it takes a more Austen and less 18th century racy direction) there was - 1. A POD and e book adaptation. 2. A projected TV movie by a UK playwright named Preble that I think got dropped. 3. A staged reading with a cast of well known TV stars in NYC last year. 4. A new ebook by Jane Todd. 5. Whit Stillman's project.

It is starting to sound like Lady Susan is the new Darcy in the world of Austen publishing.

07 Aug, 2013 05:35 PM

Wow! Thanks for the round-up; like I said, I wasn't hugely impressed with 'Lady Susan', but I haven't read it in years. Maybe I'll try re-reading it, see if maybe I appreciate it more now that I'm older...

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