Jane Austen fans assemble: the first trailer has been released for Emma, the upcoming film adaptation of the author's beloved 1815 novel of the same name.
The Focus Features production - set for release on 14th February 2020 - stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role, alongside Johnny Flynn (George Knightley), Bill Nighy (Mr. Woodhouse), Mia Goth (Harriet Smith) and Miranda Hart (Miss Bates).
Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Emma Woodhouse, while Bill Nighy plays her father
The trailer sees the romantic comedy reimagined in what Focus Features calls a "glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up". Emma is the latest in a string of adaptations of the novel, of which the 1996 film of the same name starring Gwyneth Paltrow and 1995's Clueless are included.
The 19th Century novel tells the coming-of-age story of "handsome, clever, rich" Emma Woodhouse and her misadventures with love.
Emma sees herself as somewhat of a matchmaker in the fictional village of Highbury and sets to work trying to match Harriet Smith (Mia Goth) with good looking and ambitious young vicar Mr. Elton (Josh O’Connor). At the same time, she faces her own romantic mishaps while her handsome neighbour Mr Knightley (Johnny Flynn) attempts to keep her well-intentioned meddling to a minimum.
John O’Connor and Tanya Reynolds take on Mr and Mrs Elton
The upcoming film will be directed by Autumn de Wilde, who is making her directorial debut, and written by New Zealand authour Eleanor Catton.
Other cast include Josh O'Connor (Mr. Elton), Callum Turner (Frank Churchhill), Rupert Graves (Mr. Weston), Gemma Whelan (Mrs. Weston), Amber Anderson (Jane Fairfax) and Tanya Reynolds (Mrs. Elton).
From Harper's Bazaar UK
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