Summer shoot for Jane Austen adaptation

UK-based production company Fluidity Films is working on a big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sanditon, with Charlotte Rampling lined up to star as Lady Denham.

The project is currently eyeing a summer shoot with Fluidity’s Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade on board to produce. Reade has written the screenplay, which will be directed by Jim O’Hanlon. 

It isn’t quite a straightforward adaptation, as Austen died before finishing the work, having abandoned it after just a few months’ writing. Having originally been called The Brothers, she left eleven completed chapters of the novel as a bequest to her niece. 

Subscribers to Production Intelligence can log in from 11 February to find details of the casting director on board, and to follow the project generally, as we will be updating over the coming months. 

De Beaujeu and Reade are also busy developing a big screen adaptation of RC Sherriff’s play Journey’s End, which is also anticipated to move this year. Subscribers can also follow this project on PI. There will be more details confirmed on this as we get them. 
 

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