‘Persuasion’: Cosmo Jarvis To Star Opposite Dakota Johnson In Netflix & MRC Jane Austen Movie; Richard E. Grant, Suki Waterhouse, Nikki Amuka-Bird & More Join https://t.co/HGB6e9tiWB— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) May 17, 2021
Netflix's modern adaption of Jane Austen's Persuasion has filled out its cast. Cosmo Jarvis, best known to this OP as the male lead from Lady Macbeth (2016) opposite Florence Pugh, will be playing the male lead Frederick Wentworth. Richard A. Grant, Suki Waterhouse, and Nikki Amuka-Bird have also been cast, though their roles have not been specified. (OP note: guessing respectively they're playing Walter Elliot, Elizabeth Elliot or maybe Louisa, and Lady Russell)
Henry Golding, who was previously announced to be playing William Elliot, spoke about the movie last night at the MTV Movie Awards. Video under the cut...
Golding confirmed he was offered the chance to look at two roles (presumably Elliot and Wentworth) and chose to play Elliot. He said he'll be flying to the UK in two days for the movie and that it will film until July.
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guessing this means dakota's trying an english accent?? richard e. grant is a great choice for anything but still much more excited for the sarah snook/joel fry version