JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION
MAKES JOEL FRY A CAPTAIN
Last year your spy informed you that Jane Austen's 1818 popular novel PERSUASION is being made into a movie adapted by Jessica Swale and that Sarah Snook will be playing the lead role, and now Joel Fry has been
cast as the male lead according to Hollywood Reporter.
|Joel Fry will take the male lead in Persuasion|
a romance of second chances, tells the story of Anne Elliot (Sarah Snook) who, many years after refusing the proposal of young naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Joel Fry), finds herself navigating the waters of English society when Wentworth returns from war a wealthy and decorated captain. As Anne ponders missed opportunities, she must consider her own regrets and unwavering, possibly unrequited love. Beside appearing in Game of Thrones, Joel is also starring in Emma Stone's Cruella which is going straight to Disney + streamer.
SAMARA WEAVING TO LEAD
LIZ PATTERSON BONAPARTE FILM
Speaking of period set movies, Variety reported this week that Samara Weaving (she's Hugo's niece) will lead LIZ a biopic about one of America’s forgotten founding mothers Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. To be
directed by Adam Leon, the movie tells the story of the country’s first modern socialite. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, a daughter of an 18th century Baltimore merchant, gained prominence as the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte’s youngest brother, Jerome, and revolutionized America’s social scene in the time of Jefferson’s presidency. Elizabeth, who has been called one of America’s first international celebrities, was known for her fashion, wit and independence. After marrying Jerome when she was 17, Liz quickly became known for her risqué taste in fashion, starting with her wedding dress (from a see-through muslin). Jerome did not fulfill Napoleon's order to leave his wife and return to France. When they finally went to his coronation, Liz was not allowed to set foot in
France by Napoleon's order. Although she gave him a son, Jerome later on annulled their marriage and married a German princess, and Liz returned to America where she kept flaunting her royal connection. After the Battle of Waterloo, she returned to Europe, where she reportedly was well received in the most exclusive circles and much admired for her beauty and wit.
|Samara starred in Picnic at Hanging Rock|
|Both Liz and Jerome were underaged when they got married|