Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Kate Beckinsale Is "Lady Susan"

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are set to reunite with their "The Last Days of Disco" director Whit Stillman for his adaptation of author Jane Austen's novella "Lady Susan" says THR.

Beckinsale stars as the widow Lady Susan Vernon who goes to live on the estate of her in-laws amid colorful rumors regarding her social life. While there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her daughter Frederica.

Sevigny will play Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia.

Xavier Samuel plays the object of Lady Susan’s affections, while Stephen Fry plays the long-suffering husband of Sevigny

Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Tom Bennett and Justin Edwards also star.

Stillman, Katie Holly and Lauranne Bourrachot will produce the film.

Production begins in Ireland later this month.

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