MANILA, Philippines – Netflix released on Wednesday, June 15, the first teaser for Persuasion, giving fans a closer look at what to expect from the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel of the same name.
The almost three-minute clip starts with Dakota Johnson’s Anne Elliot as she pines for her ex-lover Frederick Wentworth (played by Cosmo Jarvis), whom she broke her engagement with seven years ago.
As she struggles to move on, she will then be reunited with Frederick – all while her family members try to dictate her love life. Anne will then find herself caught in a love triangle when she comes across her cousin William Elliot (portrayed by Henry Golding).
“Don’t let anyone tell you how to live or who to love,” Johnson narrates in the trailer.
Suki Waterhouse, Richard Grant, Edward Bluemel, Lydia Rose Bewley, and Yolanda Kettle are also part of the cast.
Netflix first announced in April 2021 that the adaptation would have a “modern, witty approach.” It will be Carrie Cracknell’s feature directorial debut.
Persuasion is the last novel that Austen completed before her death in 1817. The novel has had several film and television adaptations, including a 2007 movie starring Sally Hawkins.
The Netflix film is set to premiere on July 15. – Rappler.com