Carrie Brownstein to Finish Lost in Austen

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Carrie Brownstein to Finish Lost in Austen

It is a truth universally known that Jane Austen will never run out of style. Austen’s works have been loved, read and adapted into movies, television shows and web shows over the years. Any true Austen fan would give anything to be inside the Austen world, and there have been films and television shows such as “Austenland” (2013) and the BBC miniseries “Lost in Austen” (2008). However, fans of the British miniseries will be delighted as, according to The Hollywood Reporter, BBC’s “Lost in Austen” is making its way to the American silver screen, with a script that was originally adapted by Nora Ephron, and will be completed by Carrie Brownstein. Read on to learn more about the story.

The BBC miniseries “Lost in Austen” relates the story of Amanda Price (Jemima Rooper), a big fan of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” who switches places with Elizabeth Bennet (Gemma Aherton). Amanda gets the thrill of her life as she finally experiences the “Pride and Prejudice” world firsthand, complete with balls, dinners, and of course, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (Elliot Cowan). However, in a twist of fate, everything is not as it seems as things quickly turn out to be quite different from the book that Amanda loves dearly. Amanda then takes it upon herself to put things back to normal, even if it means losing Mr. Darcy.


In the American adaptation, they will be sticking to the basic premise of the series. However, Amanda, will be a modern-day girl who lives in Brooklyn.

Nora Ephron, who began writing the adaptation, was best known for countless American romantic comedies. Some of the various films she has written include “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), “Sleepless in Seattle”(1993), “You’ve Got Mail” (1998) and “Bewitched” (2005).

Carrie Brownstein, who will continue writing the film, is best known for her work in writing and acting in the television show “Portlandia.”

That’s it for for the latest update about Carrie Brownstein’s “Lost in Austen.” Keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates and news on upcoming movies and television shows.

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