[NEW] “Persuasion” starring Sarah Snook unfortunately was cancelled. pic.twitter.com/4ueknKNMiE— best of sarah snook (@bestofsnook) October 15, 2021
In a new interview with Vogue Australia, Sarah Snook confirmed that the Fox adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion which she was set to star in has been shelved. The adaptation was announced in September 2020, with Mahalia Belo set to direct and Jessica Swale penning the script. No additional news was announced after Joel Fry was cast as Frederick Wentworth in January 2021.
In April 2021, Netflix announced their own adaptation starring Dakota Johnson and directed by Carrie Cracknell. Principal photography began in May and concluded in July of 2021. The film is expected to premiere in 2022.
i'm so sad about this lmao, the snook version was one of my most anticipated upcoming films and i have... less than high expectations for the netflix one