Wow, it’s a movie extravaganza lately!
It was announced last week that Dakota Johnson has been announced to play Anne Elliot in a new modern adaptation of Persuasion which will be coming to Netflix. No ETA of release date nor any word on who is playing Captain Wentworth.
I’m not sure if this was a past conscious decision to cast Anne as more of a plain in face character in the past but Johnson is far too attractive to play Anne.
Announced in September 2020, another version of Persuasion is being produced with big movie dreams by the BBC. Sarah Snook is set to play Anne and Joel Fry as Wentworth.
The last time Persuasion was shown on the big or little screen was the Sally Hawkins as Anne in the 2007 production.