MOVIE NEWS: Lost in Austen - the movie!
Yes, Lost in Austen is being remade as a feature film! If you didn't catch this ITV1 miniseries, it was a charming culture-clash romp where a contemporary Austen fan (played by Jemima Rooper) discovers that the bathroom in her flat is a gateway into the world of Pride and Prejudice. A sort of Narnia story for grown-up ladies. And perhaps a few gentlemen.
Now Hollywood - presumably having run out of originals to remake - are adapting this twist-on-the-original for the silver screen.
But unlike many big screen "reimaginings", Lost in Austen is unlikely to be tarred with the "wacky" brush. Original writer Guy Andrews is penning the screenplay, and Sam Mendes, who won an Oscar for directing American Beauty (and who is married to corset-aficionado Kate Winslet) is set to produce.
Of course, none of this guarantees that it won't be Americanised or sensationalised, but we here at Trashionista are awaiting more news with bated breath.
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