Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has long proved popular fodder for entertainment. As well as TV adaptations and Hollywood movies, we’ve had a Marvel comic book, the addition of the undead to the story with Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, a Bollywood-esque rendition in the form of Bride & Prejudice, and plenty of others. Now it’s time for the story to get a little gay with Before The Fall.
Set in modern day West Virginia, Elizabeth Bennett becomes Ben Bennett, ‘an affluent but seemingly arrogant attorney who unknowingly insults Lee Darcy, a detached factory worker wrongly charged with domestic abuse. Both men form an immediate dislike for each other which becomes a significant problem when Ben falls in love with Lee.’ As you can probably tell, that sounds like Before The Fall takes a fairly liberal approach to the original plot, and not just by making the centrepiece romance between two guys.
The movie is currently screening at film festivals. You can check out the trailer below, and head over to the movie’s Facebook page of more info.