Our heroine Anne Elliot, still in her youth, hugs a handsome soldier in a field of wild grass overlooking the sea at the start of Netflix’s latest rendition of Persuasion, as lush, romantic strings play in the background.

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Except that Persuasion isn’t like other Jane Austen novels—and famed British theatre director Carrie Cracknell’s new take on the story begins right where you’d expect another Austen adaptation to stop.

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Jane Austen is one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking of high society and intricate romance in art.

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Her work has been the subject of numerous adaptations since the advent of film.

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The 1995 film “Sense and Sensibility” directed by Ang Lee, and the recently released “Emma” starring Anya Taylor-Joy.

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“Persuasion,” an American film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name, will be released on Netflix this summer.

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The first trailer for the film, adapted by Alice Victoria Winslow and Ron Bass and directed by British theatre director Carrie Cracknell, is now available to view.

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Dakota Johnson, the star of this Austen adaption, may pique the interest of potential viewers.

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Persuasion, like any good Austen love story, depends on a romantic quandary. Anne’s first option is to rekindle the spark with her first great love, Captain Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis).

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“Persuasion” debuts on Netflix on July 15 and stars Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Richard E. Grant, and Henry Golding.

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