Dakota Johnson has shown she can do (and be) everything. Since starting her career a decade ago with an appearance on The Social Network, the talented actress has made headlines in pop culture history as the protagonist of Fifty Shades. Not to mention, the partnership with Guadagnino, first in A Bigger Splash and then in Suspiria.
The next role? The 31-year-old will play a Jane Austen heroine in a new film adaptation of the beloved novel Persuasion.
Austen’s latest book about social class, social mobility, and the limits of love will be framed in a ” modern reimagining” and centered around the original protagonist Anne Elliott, according to Deadline.
In this version, however, the heroine will be ” a maverick woman with a modern sensibility, living with her snobbish family who are on the verge of bankruptcy.” But when Frederick Wentworth, a “charming” gentleman Anne had dumped long before, returns to her life, ” Anne has to choose between leaving the past behind or listening to her heart when it comes to a second chance.”
Adapted by Ron Bass, Oscar-winning screenwriter for Rain Man, and newcomer Alice Victoria Winslow, Persuasion is made for Netflix in collaboration with MRC Films. Carrie Cracknell, who recently nominated Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge for directing them in the Broadway play Sea Wall/A Life, will make her directorial debut with the highly anticipated film.
While no other casting announcements have been made, we can safely assume that right now you’re looking for an equally renowned actor to star alongside Dakota as the charming Frederick Wentworth. perhaps? Perhaps Persuasion will mark Johnson’s long-awaited reunion with his Fifty Shades co-star Jamie Dornan? We certainly have no objection to that.