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We met Austenland stars Jane Seymour and Georgia King for an exclusive video interview and discovered something about the stage and screen legend that was surprising. Seymour is so passionate about all things Austen that she even owned the property next to the iconic author’s Bath home for decades! And there’s more…
“I loved the books so much so that I now own first editions of all of Jane Austen’s books which I keep as my treasured possession by my bed,” Seymour said and smiled widely. “I went so far that when I had the money to go and buy the 1,000-year-old house right next to Jane Austen’s Bath home. I kind of was living my own Austenland experience.”
The woman who was Dr. Quinn on TV and one of the first Bond girls (in Live and Let Die) sounds like she could not have been more perfectly cast as the person who runs the fantasy camp in rural England that celebrates all things Austen, as teased in the Austenland trailer.
Georgia King admitted that she too adored the author that she first read in school and relished the chance to play a character who herself was pretending to be someone from Austen’s time period. “That was the ultimate actor’s dream,” King said.
Austenland stars Keri Russell and debuts in theaters August 16.
The first trailer for director Jerusha Hess’ upcoming comedy Austenland has made its way online. The film stars Keri Russell as a woman in her 30s who is so obsessed with the Pride and Prejudice character Mr. Darcy that no real-life man can compare, and her love life pays the toll. She decides to spend her life savings on a trip to a Jane Austen-themed resort in England. The pic premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to mixed reviews (watch Steve’s video blog reaction here), but this trailer promises an interesting take on the romantic comedy genre with Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie as the male love interest. Jennifer Coolidge looks to be bringing her comedy A-game as always, and I’m interested to see if the film has anything interesting to say about the world of intense fandom or if it just uses the premise as a set up for a love story.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart and James Callis. Austenland opens in limited release on August 16th.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
IFC Films has debuted the trailer for Love, Wedding, Marriage, the directorial debut of Dermot Mulroney. Mandy Moore stars as Ava, a newlywed marriage counselor who learns her parents (James Brolin and Jane Seymour) are getting divorced: "Ava sets out on a dangerous path to save her parents' marriage at the expense of her own, manipulating loved ones to achieve her objectives." Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz plays Moore's wife. Jessica Szohr plays her sister.
Love, Wedding, Marriage premieres on demand May 1, followed by a limited release on June 3.
Yahoo! Movies has the trailer in HD.
I've long been fond of Moore, and Lutz is a very appealing romantic lead in this brief clip (even the scenes with his shirt on). Plus, the ever-affable Michael Weston makes an appearance! I can see myself falling for this one.
Apart from the cast, this isn't the type of movie I typically go for. But I trust the IFC Films banner -- that they wouldn't pick up your average, tepid romantic comedy. Plus, the synopsis hints at a darker approach than the trailer suggests:
Ava (Moore) is a marriage counselor whose life as a newlywed married to Charlie (Lutz) is turned upside down when she discovers her parents’ happy marriage is unexpectedly headed for divorce. Determined to reconcile her parents for their 30th anniversary surprise party she stops at nothing plunging from one compromising situation to another. Will she destroy her own marriage and her professional ...