Monday 23 October 2017

Reunion for Beckinsale and Sevigny

Kate Beckinsale has a new film role
Kate Beckinsale has a new film role

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are to reunite with Love And Friendship - more than 15 years on.

The pair, who previously starred together in The Last Days Of Disco in 1998, will also reunite with director Whit Stillman for the big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen's unpublished novella, Lady Susan.

Kate, 41, will play widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. While she is there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

Chloe, 40, will portray her confidante Alicia in the movie, which is set in the 1790s.

Stephen Fry has been cast as Mr Johnson, the long-suffering husband to Lady Susan's friend, while Twilight actor Xavier Samuel will play the object of Lady Susan's affections.

Emma Greenwell, Morfydd Clark, Jemma Redgrave, James Fleet, Tom Bennett and Justin Edwards will also appear in the film.

Shooting on Love And Friendship will begin in Ireland later this month.

Kate will next be seen in Terry Jones' comedy Absolutely Anything alongside Simon Pegg, and horror-thriller The Disappointments Room with Lucas Till, while Chloe has a recurring role in Netflix series Bloodline.

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