Wednesday, 13 July 2011
According to Ms. Hale, she has been working a movie script for a film version of Austenland with Jerusha Hess. The movie is going to be an indie film, but has nevertheless managed to snag such great actors as Keri Russel from Felicity to play Jane and J.J. Field to play the dashing Mr. Nobley. As well, Jennifer Coolridge from A Cinderella Story and Legally Blonde will be playing the character of Miss Charming, which I thought was an absolutely perfect choice! I actually remember picturing her in that part when I was reading the book!
I am most excited, however, about the fact that the lovely Ms. Jane Seymour is playing the character of Mrs. Wattlesbrook, especially considering that (if I remember correctly) Shannon Hale made reference to the actress in the book itself! I grew up watching Jane Seymour on Dr. Quinn and miss her now that the show is long done (I need some more Jane Seymour in my life!!), so I am looking forward to seeing her on the silver screen again!
So basically, I cannot wait for 2012 to come now so that I can go check out Austenland on film! I really hope that they do this book justice since I enjoyed it so much, and focus on emphasizing the humour in this quirky love story. I'm picturing a Bridget Jones like adaptation, but we will see what actually happens!