Conviction 2022 | Jane Austen Netflix adaptation release date

Over 200 years after her death, Jane Austen’s impact on pop culture continues to grow.

Fans of the author have been treated to 2020’s Emma, ​​2022’s Fire Island, and countless notions of Pride and Prejudice in recent years.

And now, an adaptation of Austen’s 1817 romance novel Persuasion, directed by Carrie Cracknell, is coming to Netflix.

Released posthumously, Persuasion follows Englishwoman Anne Elliot (Dakota Johnson)’s tug-of-war with her heart as she was persuaded by her family to give up the man she loved – broke naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) – in old age from 19 years.

Eight years later, 27-year-old Anne reconnects with the man she once rejected and must choose between marrying her snooty distant relative, William Elliot (Henry Golding), or following her heart.

The film’s official synopsis states that Anne “must decide whether to put the past behind her or follow her heart when it comes to second chances.”

Alongside some first-look images, Netflix previously announced that its adaptation of Persuasion would be a “modern, witty approach” to the beloved tale while “staying true” to the classic, which was the last Austen to live before her death was completed and published posthumously.

But a trailer for the new Netflix adaptation has landed — and it seems the modern approach isn’t going down too well with the author’s fans.

While Persuasion is widely regarded as one of Austen’s saddest novels, the trailer for the new Netflix adaptation is filled with cheers, and fans were quick to draw comparisons to Jane Austen’s Emma, ​​historical drama Bridgerton and Enola Holmes ‘ starring Millie Bobby Brown.

The modern take on Austen’s classic didn’t put off Johnson, who said it was actually one of the things that drew her to the role.

“I was drawn to the occasionally modernized language and themes that broke the fourth wall and spoke directly to the audience, and the fact that a strong-willed woman is just as much a topic of discussion these days as it was then,” she said playing Anne.

Read on for everything you need to know about the Netflix version of Persuasion.

Persuasion Netflix release date

Henry Golding as Mr Elliot in Persuasion.

Henry Golding as Mr Elliot in Persuasion Nick Wall/Netflix

Netflix’s 2022 adaptation of the film is set to hit the streamer July 15, 2022. We can hardly wait!

Persuasion is the debut film from British theater director Carrie Cracknell, with screenwriters Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow.

Austen’s novel was adapted for ITV in 2007, in this version starring Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones.

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Henry Golding as Mr. Elliot, Cosmo Jarvis as Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion.

Henry Golding as Mr Elliot and Cosmo Jarvis as Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion Nick Wall/Netflix

Johnson, best known for the Fifty Shades trilogy, will play Austen’s quietly intellectual protagonist.

Meanwhile, Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth, Peaky Blinders) will play Elliot’s love interest, Captain Frederick Wentworth.

Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) will also star in the film as Mr. Elliot, who is desperate to inherit Elliot’s title and property.

Also joining the Persuasion Cast are model and actress Suki Waterhouse (The Divergent Series: Insurgent), Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant (The Iron Lady, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (of Zadie Smith’s NW). although their roles have not yet been announced and fans will have to wait for more information.

Persuasion Trailer

As detailed above, a trailer for Netflix’s 2022 version of Persuasion has landed – and some fans have been left upset by the modern take on the classic.

In Persuasion, Austen writes: “There could never have been two hearts so open, no tastes so alike, no feelings so in tune, no faces so loved. Now they were like strangers; no, worse than strangers, because they could never know each other. It was an eternal alienation.”

A version of this sentence can be heard in the trailer, albeit shortened and modernized: “Now we’re worse than exes. We are friends.”

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Persuasion will be available to stream on Netflix from July 15, 2022. Looking for something different to watch? Check out our guide to the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix, or visit our TV guide.

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