Here's the first trailer for Keri Russell's new comedy, Austenland. The movie is based on Shannon Hale's novel, and was adapted for the screen by Jerusha Hess, the wife of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre director Jared Hess. The movie premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and here's what Eli had to say about it in his review:
"Austenland is a cute comedy with an interesting premise. Mixing role playing actors and real lovelorn women can, as the movie states, 'become a complicated thing,' but it keeps your interest and keeps you laughing - even though the predictable twists don't always keep you guessing."
So it might be something worth eventually checking out. Here's the synopsis:
Jane’s life-size paper doll of Mr. Darcy and her “I Love Darcy” tote may be tattered, but even in her thirties, she hasn’t grown out of her obsession with all things Jane Austen. Careworn by love, she saves enough to fulfill her dream of stepping into Austen’s world and heads to Austenland for an “immersive” vacation to eschew all things modern. And it couldn’t be more perfect. There’s an imposing manor with verdant grounds for afternoon promenades, rosy-faced servants, trusty steeds for hunting expeditions, gilded drawing rooms for evenings spent in polite conversation, and, yes, gallant young suitors. Unfortunately, due to limited funds, she’s relegated to lesser quarters and drearier costumes than fellow bachelorette guests, but her cares melt away as she catches the eye of a young footman, and she’s swept into a romantic adventure she could never have imagined.
The movie opens on August 16th.