A new film devoted entirely to the costume dramas of Jane Austen will be released in Europe this Autumn. Austenland follows the travails of Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a woman obsessed with the books of Jane Austen, but most of all with that scene featuring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice.
Jane decides to spend her entire life savings on a trip to Austenland, an English holiday resort catering to Austen-crazed women. Meeting Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie) off the plane, Keri Russell’s character is all set for a rip-roaring and amusing take on costume dramas and the great expectations of women looking for love.
Based on the novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the script), the film was written and directed by Jerusha Hess (writer, Napoleon Dynamite) and produced by Stephenie Meyer’s Fickle Fish Films.
Austenland is released in Ireland & the UK on 27th September 2013.
Keri Russell (Jane Hayes)
J.J. Field (Mr Henry Nobley)
Bret McKenzie (Martin)
Jennifer Coolidge (Miss Elizabeth Charming)
Jane Seymour (Mrs Wattlesbrook)
Rupert Vansittart (Mr Wattlesbrook)
James Callis (Colonel Andrews)
Georgia King (Lady Amelia Heartwright)