Culture Street

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny last starred together in the comedy drama Last Days of Disco in 1998. They have teamed up once again with director Whit Stillman for Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan which went unpublished in her lifetime.

Beckinsale, 41, will play the unscrupulous widow Lady Susan Vernon, who arrives at the country estate of her in-laws and attempts to find herself a new man while also trying to get her daughter Frederica married off to a wealthiest man. Sevigny stars as Lady Susan's intimate friend, Alicia, to whom she confides all her true scheming.

The film also stars Xavier Samuel (Twilight) as Lady Susan’s love interest, James Fleet, Jemma Redgrave, Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Tom Bennett and Justin Edwards.

Stephen Fry will play Mr Johnson, Alicia’s husband, whom Lady Susan refers to as:
" ... just old enough to be formal, ungovernable and to have the gout – too old to be agreeable, and too young to die".

Filming begins in Ireland next month. Buy the book here.

You Might Also Like

Books

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

By Sophia Whitfield

On February 23, 2017

Film

Omar Sharif dies at 83

On Friday afternoon Omar Sharif died of a heart attack. He was 83. Sharif made his break playing the lead role in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia with Peter O’Toole....

On July 11, 2015

Books

Take a first look at Everything, Everything

Watch the trailer for Everything, Everything, the first leading role for The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg. Based on the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Stenberg plays...

On February 17, 2017
 

Books

A new year of reading

In honour of a very special upcoming birthday we just had to read this.

On January 11, 2013

Books

Watch illustrator Simon Prescott bring to life Marvin Mouse

Illustrators bring to life picture books creating a fantastical world for children to immerse themselves in. In this video you can watch Simon Prescott as he creates the main character...

On July 4, 2016

Books

Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson set to star in adaptation of The Book Thief

Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson are tipped to be starring in Fox’s adaptation of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. Directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey), production will commence this month...

On February 6, 2013
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2020 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au