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Sarah Snook to star in 'Persuasion' Film Adaptation


Sarah Snook of Succession is set to star (/alliteration) in an adaptation of Jane Austen's final novel Persuasion. Jessica Swale (Summerland) will write the adaptation, with Mahalia Belo set to direct for Searchlight.

The novel follows Anne Elliot who, many years after refusing the proposal of a young naval officer, finds herself rethinking her decisions when he returns from war a wealthy and decorated Captain. Snook is set to play Elliot, with no casting yet announced for the other lead.

Snook next appears in the Vanessa Kirby starrer Pieces of a Woman.

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I hope this is good! Persuasion is my favorite Austen.
Ooooo how timely for me lmao. I hope it’s good! Persuasion is my favorite of her books. I’m still really partial to the 95 version with Ciarán Hinds tbh.
the Amanda Root/Ciarán Hinds one is perfect
agreed, it's such a good adaptation! I love that it was filmed with all natural/available lighting too.
Came here to say this!
I love the Sally Hawkin's version.

Anthony Stuart Head as Sir Walter Elliot is great.
i find Sally Hawkin so irritating in everything tbh
i love that one. it's on par with pride and prejudice (2005) for me.
I just watched that for the first time!! The hand holding and kiss at the end🥺🥺
The only non-Shiv role I've seen her in is when she was in American Pickle for like 2 minutes so I'm excited for this and glad she's getting work outside of HBO! I LOVE Persuasion!
she's great in The Dressmaker, if you ever have a chance to watch it. i think its on Prime
She was in this fun Aussie comedy called Not Suitable for Children which I've seen more than once and is really cute.

Also recommend The Secret River and The Dressmaker, she's the lead female role in the former.
I love Persuasion. Looking forward to this. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.“ 😍🥰
Love this book and love this casting.

tillychar

September 15 2020, 20:41:15 UTC 4 months ago Edited:  September 15 2020, 20:42:06 UTC

persuasion is one of my all time favourite books and i gasped irl when i saw this. love this casting. excited about the director and writer choices as well (summerland might have been a little on the cheesy side but i loved it, whatever)

eta: cannot wait to see who they cast for wentworth too
I gasped audibly and then squealed so I'm glad to hear someone else did
Summerland was cheesy, but [Spoiler (click to open)]how nice is it to get a gauzy, sappy lesbian cottagecore movie like that? Loved it. Bonus points for fridging the husband. I'm really excited for this.
exactly! based on the trailer i was worried that [Spoiler (click to open)]gugu's character would be killed off, so i was so pleasantly surprised by the twist and then relieved when she reappeared after the death fakeout. the epilogue to be like "btw they stayed together for another 30 years minimum" was great too.

it couldn't not win me over after all of that
Oh, I love her and was just thinking about wanting another Persuasion adaptation! I just watched Summerland too, and it's exciting to see both a female director and writer.
Persuasion is one of those books you have to read again once you're older. Such a wonderful book.
Great for her, love her and I hope she wins the Emmy for best supporting actress
same, queen shiv deserves it even when she's making dumbass choices
I really love Persuasion, I hope this is good!
Omg yes Persuasion is my fave Austen book

My favorite Jane Austen novel ❤️
I've never read this or seen any adaptations of it, but you guys always say such good things about it that I'm excited! And I have plenty of time to read it before this comes out.
It really resonated with me when I read it last year and I think it's because unlike her other novels this one has an older (e.g. late 20s) protagonist so the story hit closer to home for me. I don't think I would have appreciated it as much if I read it when I was younger.

lonesomes

September 15 2020, 20:58:06 UTC 4 months ago Edited:  September 15 2020, 20:59:13 UTC

as someone whose #1 fave austen is persuasion and has been BEGGING for a new persuasion adaptation for years now (the last one had good casting but was terribly directed) and also as someone who loves succession i can only say YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. and a female writer and director too!!!!

anne is such an internal character (and my fave austen heroine) and sarah is so good at conveying so much with just her face. i think she's gonna kill it. really hope they cast a good wentworth (and rlly kind of hoping that he's not white but i'm not getting my hopes up).

i had the same thought re: wentworth, even if it's a long shot. i need to keep my standards low in case someone i dislike ends up getting cast in that spot instead lol
lord i'm already stressed out about casting. prayer circle they don't fuck it up.
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