Movie Preview: Updating Jane Austen? “Modern Persuasion”

A modern riff on Jane Austen? Alicia Witt, Shane McRae, Bebe Neuwirth, Li Jun Li, Daniella Pineda and Liza Lapira do a version of my favorite Austen novel, the less-filmed (Ciaran Hinds co-starred in the definitive version), playing up “Persuasion” as a comedy. Which it never really felt like.

But let’s what we think Dec. 18.

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