Carrie Brownstein Takes Over Lost in Austen from the Late Nora Ephron
Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions, Good Universe
August 5, 2014
The world lost a filmmaking talent when Nora Ephron passed away in 2012. At the time, Ephron was attached to adapt the original UK television series, Lost in Austen, for the big screen. Today, Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe have announced that multi-hyphenate Peabody winner and Emmy-nominated writer Carrie Brownstein ("Portlandia") has been tapped to complete work on the Ephron's screenplay.
Brownstein is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of IFC’s hit comedy "Portlandia" and is also a musician. She will next appear in Jill Soloway’s "Transparent" for Amazon and Todd Haynes’ Carol, which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
"Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her," said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street Productions.
In Lost in Austen, Amanda lives and works in present day Brooklyn, until she suddenly finds herself transported into the fictional world of Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”.
Lost in Austen is based on the original UK television series written by Guy Andrews and produced by Mammoth Screen. Columbia Pictures, Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions, and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe will produce. Damien Timmer & Michele Buck of Mammoth Screen and Nicolas Brown of Neal Street will executive produce alongside John Middleton, Roy Lee and Joe Drake. Erin Westerman will oversee for Good Universe.