WHO’S IN IT?
Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry), Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Stephen Fry (Wilde), Emma Greenwell (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Morfydd Clark (The Falling), James Fleet (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Jemma Redgrave (I’ll Be There), Tom Bennett (Shadow Dancer), Justin Edwards (Paddington)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Whit Stillman (Metropolitan), director, writer, producer; Lauranne Bourrachot (A Prophet) and Katie Holly (Sensation), producers; Benjamin Esdraffo (Miss and the Doctors), composer; Richard Van Oosterhout (Rosie), cinematographer; Sophie Corra (B-Side), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), recently widowed, arrives at her brother-in-law’s estate to escape the rumours about her private life. There, she becomes determined to seek out a new husband for herself and also for her reluctant daughter Frederica (Clark), soon embarking on a dangerous love affair with a married man…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Jane Austen’s novel Lady Susan gets a big-screen update – including a new title taken from another one of her stories – all while never losing the core wit and sophistication we’ve come to expect from the author.