Dakota Johnson’s Persuasion Trailer Out: Jane Austen Fans Disappointed

Netflix returns with another “Bridgerton” web series like-film but this time with a new approach to the timeless love story. 

The trailer was released today by Netflix, giving us the first look at the movie and its story. The film is an adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, Persuasion is also the last novel of the author which was published after her death. 

The movie stars  Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey actress), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth Actor), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asian actor), Richard E Grant (Star wars actor), Mia McKenna Bruce (Last train to Christmas actress) and Nikki Amuka Bird (NW actress).

The movie is a tale of second chances in love. The trailer starts with Dakota Johnson narrating her life story. In the first scene of the trailer, we get to see Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson) being embraced by the love of her life Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) a naval officer.

But because her family persuaded her to leave him, she broke up with him. She is not really happy about leaving him, as she mentions in the trailer, “I would have been a far happier woman in keeping him than I have been in giving him up.” It’s like she is not able to move on even after 8 years.

Later on, we see Fredrick Wentworth returns to her life, he has now become a Captain. For Anne it’s like the past that she left behind comes back and when they look at each other there is a little awkwardness between them.

The trailer proceeds as they aren’t exes anymore but friends which is far worse as they both had some feelings for each other. Also, we see side characters (Henry Golding) trying to interfere in this love story. 

But now the question remains will she give Frederick Wentworth a second chance or will she move on once again?

The trailer ends with a beautiful saying, ” Don’t let anyone tell you how to live or who to love.” She also breaks the fourth wall while saying the second part of the saying.

After the trailer was released, it was also seen Jane Austen fans did not like the cheeky adaptation of Anne in the trailer and they tweeted about it. Not just that but fans were also upset about the wording of the famous quote, the character adaptation, and the breaking of the fourth wall which gave fans another context.

The film will be streaming on Netflix on 15th July.

Watch the trailer, here

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