In Netflix’s film of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, Malaysian-British actor Henry Golding will play Mr Elliot, Dakota Johnson’s cousin. Henry Golding, a Malaysian-British actor, is expected to star in Netflix’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, which also stars Dakota Johnson.
According to Variety, Henry will play the cousin of Johnson’s character, Mr Elliot. The actor who will play Frederick Wentworth is yet to be confirmed by Netflix (the lead, on-screen love interest of Dakota).
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The film will be directed by Carrie Cracknell, who will be making her feature directorial debut with it. It is set to begin production in May. Her credits include directing Jake Gyllenhaal in Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway. The script was adapted by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow.
Prior to her death in 1817, Austen, the author of literary classics such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, wrote Persuasion, her final book. The novel has been adapted for the screen several times, according to Variety, including a 2007 TV movie starring Sally Hawkins.
Hawkins plays Anne Elliot in the British television film, which was released in 2007, and Rupert Penry-Jones plays Frederick Wentworth. Anne was forced to refuse Wentworth’s marriage proposal eight years before the start of the film. Wentworth, now 27 and single, has made his fortune in the Napoleonic Wars and is looking for a wife—anyone but Anne, whom he hasn’t forgiven for rejecting him all those years ago.
Searchlight Pictures is currently developing a new Persuasion film starring Sarah Snook. The version will be directed by Mahalia Belo and written by Jessica Swale, who is best known for her work in Summerland. It will be released in September 2020.
According to Variety, Netflix’s version is set to premiere in May. Netflix is producing the film with MRC Film, the company behind Knives Out and The Lovebirds.