Netflix's Persuasion adaptation starring Dakota Johnson and Henry Golding's is almost here

If, like us, you felt a gaping hole in your life once you finished the second of series of Bridgerton, you'll be pleased to know that the solution is on its way. Yep, your period-drama-loving-self will be glad to hear that Netflix's upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion is coming soon. And, not only that, but we have some first look images of the cast - we're talking Henry Golding and Dakota Johnson in regency attire. What a day.

Here's everything we know about Netflix's Persuasion adaptation, including cast, release date and trailer info.

How is the Persuasion adaptation going to be different to the original story?

According to Netflix and first-time feature film director Carrie Cracknell the film will follow true to Austen's original 1800s novel. However, it'll offer a "modern, witty approach" to the story.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

The Netflix synopsis reads: "Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth – the dashing one she once sent away – crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances."

Who has been cast in Persuasion?

This cast looks unreal. Aside from Johnson and Golding in the lead roles the film also includes Richard E. Grant, Suki Waterhouse, Edward Bluemel, and Cosmo Jarvis as Captain Frederick Wentworth.

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

Do we have a trailer for Persuasion?

Finally, we do! There's a lot to unpack in this trailer which faced a fairly chunky backlash when it first came out. Although, we can guarantee we'll still be watching...

When is Persuasion being released?

The film lands on Netflix in July 15th. Not long to wait!

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