The highly anticipated Persuasion adaptation, based on the book by Jane Austen, is now released on Netflix. The movie had high expectations especially with the recent success of Emma, another Austen adaptation, but deciding to go with a modern take might not be what the Austen fans want. People are happy with their classics staying in historical times.
This page was updated: 6/16/22
About The Book: Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
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Current Production Status: Released as of July 15th.
Persuasion Adaptation Timeline:
Netflix started work on a script for a modern take on Persuasion in November 2020.
In April 2021 it was announced that Dakota Johnson was being cast in the lead of this adaptation. Over the next couple weeks more casting was announced until filming started in May. The film entered post-production in July 2021.
A release date of July 15th was announced in April 2022. The first trailer was released in June 2022.
Reception: The show currently has a 31% tomatometer and 65% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 5.6/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights: Netflix and Media Rights Capital (MRC)
Who Is Attached: Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, Suki Waterhouse
Filming Locations: Bath, UK.
Estimated Release: July 15th, 2022
Previous mentions on AiLL: 2022 Books to Screen Adaptations
Other Adaptations From This Author: There have been no shortage of Jane Austen adaptations. Persuasion has been done a few times, mainly on stage and as miniseries for television. Recently Austen was brought to the screen with an Emma adaptation in 2020 which which starred Anya Taylor-Joy and had two Academy Award nominations.
Persuasion Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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