Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Beckinsale, Sevigny Reunite for Love & Friendship

Magazine article Screen International

EFM: Beckinsale, Sevigny Reunite for Love & Friendship

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Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry also announced for Whit Stillman's adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen novella

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are to be reunited with The Last Days of Disco director Whit Stillman in Love & Friendship, the US filmmaker's adaptation of Jane Austen novella Lady Susan that was left unpublished in her lifetime.

International sales are being handled by Protagonist Pictures, which will be pushing the film at European Film Market (EFM) (Feb 5-13) in Berlin.

Set in the 1790s, Love & Friendship centres on widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica. …

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