Austenland premiered at Sundance earlier this year to middling reviews, but now we get to have a feel for the movies ourselves with the first trailer.
The movie is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life – no real man can compare. When she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
The film is the directorial debut of Napoleon Dynamite writer Jerusha Hess and should hit cinemas in September. [Read more…]