Jane Austen fans, rejoice! The final work completed by the English novelist—Persuasion—is getting a new film treatment courtesy of Netflix, and after the reimagining of Emma that was released a couple years back, we're really looking forward to this addition to the Austen canon.
But even if you're not an Austen aficionado or a period piece fanatic, this adaptation of Persuasion may still be of interest, because it will include a number of major stars. In a new series of photos released by Netflix, we can see Dakota Johnson in the role of Anne Elliot, as well as Cosmo Jarvis, who will portray Captain Frederick Wentworth. However, perhaps the most swoonworthy star is Henry Golding, who will play the vain aristocrat, Mr. Elliot.
Golding shared a couple of sneak peek photos from the film to his Instagram account, where we get a good look of him in his Regency-era garb. In the caption, he said, “Oh hello Wentworth. It is I, Mr Elliot…” The Crazy Rich Asians actor listed out the lead cast and said, “PERSUASION, directed by Carrie Cracknell, arrives on Netflix July 15.”