Henry Golding has boarded Netlix's adaptation of Persuasion.
Deadline reported that Golding has joined the modern retelling of Jane Austen's 1818 novel of the same name. The production has already cast Dakota Johnson as its leading lady.
The plot: Anne Elliot (Johnson) is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities, living with her snobby family who are on the brink of bankruptcy. 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.
Golding will not be playing the love interest. Instead, he will play Mr Elliot, Anne's cousin. Netflix has not announced the actor who will play Frederick.
Persuasion will mark the film directorial debut of theatre director Carrie Cracknell, who recently directed Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway.
Golding will next star in the title role of Snake Eyes, the G.I. Joe spinoff set for release on July 22. He is also slated to present at the MTV Movie &TV Awards on May 17 (Mon), MTV Asia (Singtel TV Ch 350, StarHub Ch 533), 8pm.
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