Well, it looks like they’re hauling the old girl out for one more go-round. If this generation deserves its own Little Women, then we suppose they deserve a fresh look at Jane Austen’s lady hero if they want it.
Honestly, that looks like fun. Personally, we have no issue with classics being remade for new generations. There are a handful of classic books that tend to make really enjoyable films whenever they’re adapted, which make them irresistible to film producers every 20 years or so.
And if nothing else, it’s got the required great-looking cast and the required costume eye candy. In other words, it’ll be pretty to look at:
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.
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley. Bill Nighy will take on the role of Emma’s father Mr. Woodhouse, with Miranda Hart as Miss Bates. Rounding out the cast are Mia Goth as Harriet Smith, Josh O’Connor as Mr. Elton, Callum Turner as Frank Churchill, Rupert Graves as Mr. Weston, Gemma Whelan as Mrs. Weston, Amber Anderson as Jane Fairfax, and Tanya Reynolds as Mrs. Elton.
Autumn de Wilde directed this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, written for the screen by Eleanor Catton with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin producing.
[Photo Credit: Box Hill Films/Focus Features – Video Credit: Focus Features via YouTube.com]