Columbia Pictures Gets Lost in Austen


Columbia Pictures is bringing a time-traveling Jane Austen drama to the big screen, with Sam Mendes aboard as producer, says Variety.

Based on the British miniseries “Lost in Austen,” the film will center on Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, who lives in present day New York with her boyfriend, until she finds she’s swapped places with Austen’s fictional creation Elizabeth Bennett.

The show’s original writer, Guy Andrews, is penning the screenplay.

The original four-part series starred Jemima Rooper and Gemma Arterton and aired on ITV in the U.K. in September.