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Swicord’s “The Jane Austen Book Club” In Production in L.A.

Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" In Production in L.A.

Currently in production in Los Angeles through December is Robin Swicord‘s “The Jane Austen Book Club,” new film adapted from Karen Joy Fowler’s best-selling novel. Sony Pictures Classics has worldwide rights to the movie. The cast includes Kathy Baker, Maria Bello, Marc Blucas, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, Lynn Redgrave, Jimmy Smits and Kevin Zegers. The film is written and directed by Swicord (screenwriter of ‘Little Women’ and ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’); Producers are John Calley, Julie Lynn and Diana Napper. Sony Pictures Classics has the worldwide rights on the film. In the words of an announcement, “As five women and one enigmatic man meet to discuss the works of Jane Austen, they find their love lives playing out in a 21st century version of her novels.” [Eugene Hernandez]

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