Jane Austen is a novelist known for some major novels about being proper; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and the novel that ‘Love & Friendship’ is about, Lady Susan.
‘Love & Friendship’ premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been getting great reviews, already fresh at 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The novel was one of Austen’s earlier works and was even unpublished. Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) is not a typical girl from the time. Lady S wants her daughter Frederica (Morfydd Clark) to find a suitable husband and get married, that and find one for herself while she’s at it. She wants him to marry Lord Manwarning (Lochlainn O’Mearain), while Frederica wants no part of it. Lady Susan then meets Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and things get interesting.
Love & Friendship will be released on May 13, 2016.