Persuasion is an upcoming period drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen, and stars Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis, and Richard E. Grant.
Netflix has unveiled a brand new trailer for upcoming period drama Persuasion, which stars Fifty Shades of Gray actress Dakota Johnson.
The film, directed by Carrie Cracknell, is based on the novel of the same name by English novelist Jane Austen.
Persuasion tells the story of Dakota’s character, Anne Elliot, who is a woman not conforming to modern sensibilities who lives with her snobbish family – which is on the verge of bankruptcy.
When Frederick Wentworth, played by Cosmo Jarvis, comes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or following her heart when it comes to a second chance.
The two-and-a-half-minute clip begins with Anne saying, “I almost got married once. There weren’t two more rhythmic souls than Wentworth and me, and my family persuaded me to give it up.”
As Wentworth arrives, Anne taunts him and quickly looks embarrassed as she comes face to face with him.
Later in the trailer, Anne is heard saying, “Now we’re worse than exes… we’re friends.”
However, over time, it seems Anne realizes that she still has feelings for her former flame – but at the same time, she has also caught the attention of another suitor.
“I would have been a much happier woman to keep him than I was to give him up,” Anne says, but is told to “move on.”
The upcoming film also stars Richard E. Grant as Anne’s father, Sir Walter Elliot, as well as Henry Golding, Suki Waterhouse, and Nikki Amuka-Bird.
Speaking to Vogue recently about Dakota’s performance in the film, director Carrie Cracknell said, “I think Dakota’s humor comes from her intelligence.
“Anne sees things around her very clearly, and Dakota is like that too. She’s very vigilant and very, very bright.
“And she was pushing to get funnier all the time, so we kept exploring where we could find physical humor.
“She also had a lot of ideas during filming that we would end up doing in the movie. It’s always the dream when actors give you that much,” Cracknell added.
Persuasion hits Netflix on July 15.