Persuasion is set to hit the streaming platform Netflix a month from now – but you can get your first look right here. 

Netflix has launched the trailer for Persuasion, its upcoming adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. Dakota Johnson (The High Note) has teamed with acclaimed theatre director Carrie Cracknell for the new big screen adaptation of Austen’s tale about a woman’s struggle to maintain modern sensibilities in an outmoded world.

Cracknell is most well known for directing Jake Gyllenhall and Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall/A Life which appeared on Broadway to great acclaim. Johnson on the other hand, is next set to appear in Sony’s latest Spider-Man spin-off, Madame Web. 

The plot for the film is as follows: ‘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.’

Netflix has described the new adaptation as taking a ‘modern, witty approach to a beloved story while still remaining true to Jane Austen’s classic novel.’ You can judge for yourself when the film releases on the platform on July 15th.

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer below.

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