Fifty shades of chaste! Sorry, after chuckling, I had to share.

It’s a long way from the sex scenes that made her name in Fifty Shades Of Grey. Dakota Johnson has traded bondage gear for a period outfit in Bath for the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

Source: Fifty shades of chaste! Dakota Johnson films an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion | Daily Mail Online

My goodness! One of my favorite Austen stories. Who is playing Captain Wentworth? I hope Netflix does the new adaptation justice. For me, I think it will be hard for me to look at Dakota in such a tame role after Fifty Shades.  I wonder what, “modern, witty approach to a beloved story means.” Thoughts? Comments?

It’s strange Netflix is doing the series when Searchlight is doing one as well with Sarah Snook in the role.

Dakota Johnson is set to star in Netflix’s retelling of Jane Austen’s novel “Persuasion.”

Source: Dakota Johnson to Star in Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ Movie at Netflix – Variety

British actor Joel Fry, who appeared in Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, has joined Succession’s Sarah Snook to star in Persuasion, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel that Mahalia Belo is directing for Searchlight.

Source: Joel Fry Joins Sarah Snook in Jane Austen Adaptation ‘Persuasion’ (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

Another version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is coming our way. I loved the TV Movie from 2007 with yummy Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth, but wasn’t as thrilled with their choice of Sally Hawkins as Anne. The question now is will Joel Fry be able to gain the hearts of the ladies as the Captain, while Sarah Snook may be a better choice for Anne?

2007 Persuasion

Of course, I never thought that Johnny Flynn in the 2020 version of Emma could hold a candle to Jeremy Northam in the 1996 version, but was pleasantly surprised at how touched I was with his performance. Perhaps the cravat will help to make Joel Fry appealing in the role.

Good news for Jane Austen lovers as another historical romance from the best comes to the big screen. We can only hope it does the story justice.

Prof. Robert Morrison edited Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” for Harvard University Press. On the classic’s 200th anniversary, he explains how Austen’s rhythmic words on loss, love and hope still resonate.

Source: ‘Persuasion:’ Jane Austen’s greatest novel turns 200