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Dakota Johnson Stars in Trailer for Jane Austen’s Persuasion

BY Brandon

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Dakota Johnson Stars in Trailer for Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Dakota Johnson may be best known for her work in the 50 Shades films, but she’s now starring in a newer film based on a book for a much more critically-acclaimed author.

Watch Johnson star as the lead Anne Elliot in an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion:

Here’s the official description:

Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth—the dashing one she once sent away—crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel.

Besides Johnson, the film also has a cast which includes Cosmo Jarvis, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Henry Golding, and Richard E. Grant. The movie is also being directed by Carrie Cracknell, whose credits include A Doll’s House which came out back in 2012.

Like with Bridgerton and The Great, Persuasion is also making use of color-blind casting. While it would probably be more historically accurate to cast everyone as white, this allows for the film to have more representation—seeing as the entire premise is fictional.

Admittedly, I would want a more serious take on race and social issues at the time, but like Bridgerton, I’m guessing the main point in the series is the victorian era drama and not the more heavy social issues. We have Downton Abbey

Persuasion hits Netflix on July 15.

                                                

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