We’re suckers for Jane Austen around here, and as much as Pride and Prejudice has our heart, Persuasion is one of those underrated classics that we just keep hoping we’ll get to see done right. The latest attempt comes via Netflix, and won’t be released till 2022, but we now have our first look at some of the protagonists, and …it’s not that the pictures give us much. It’s that the vibe is working for us. Like really, really working.
Maybe it’s just Henry Golding in everything that works for us, but who are we to fight against it? And hey, we’re also not complaining about Cosmo Jarvis’ curls and his angry demeanor that’s very, very Frederick Wentworth.
The actors have also been spotted on set of the Austen adaptation, and though we won’t share paparazzi pictures, suffice it to say …we’re excited about the possibilities for this one. Even if it’s just for that letter. You know, the letter? The most romantic missive in the history of, like, the written word?
Just in case you don’t know, I’m going to share the scene that features it form my favorite Persuasion adaptation so far, in the hopes this version can top it:
You’re up, Cosmo.
The film will mark the directorial debut of acclaimed theater director Carrie Cracknell.
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