So The latest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is coming in early 2020, set to release in the US and UK in February…
It stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma Woodhouse and is directed by Autumn de Wilde. Other stars include Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightley, Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse, Mia Goth as Harriet, Miranda Hart as Miss Bates, Josh O’Connor as Mr. Elton, and Callum Turner as Frank Churchill. The screenplay is by Eleanor Catton.
“Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.”
I hate the word “reimagine” and its derivatives, because it’s overused and indicates a fundamental disrespect for the source. Let’s hope it’s just tired PR work and not evidence of meh adaptation incoming.
The production released a trailer this week.
Follow the production here:
My Emma Adaptation Pages coverage:
- The stars of Emma in Vogue, February 2020
- The star of Emma on Jane Austen’s most annoying & alluring heroine, Refinery 29, February 2020
- Behind the scenes on the locations of the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, Oxford Mail, February 2020
- This Millenial Emma Respects Its Elders, The New York Times, February 2020
- A New Emma See’s Jane Austen’s Heroine in a New Light, The Wall Street Journal, February 2020
- Vox interview with Anya Taylor-Joy, February 2020
Some early coverage: