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.