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.
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.
Jane Austen is one of the first names that comes to mind when thinking of high society and intricate romance in art.
Her work has been the subject of numerous adaptations since the advent of film.
The 1995 film “Sense and Sensibility” directed by Ang Lee, and the recently released “Emma” starring Anya Taylor-Joy.
“Persuasion,” an American film adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel of the same name, will be released on Netflix this summer.
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.
Dakota Johnson, the star of this Austen adaption, may pique the interest of potential viewers.
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).
“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.