I heard from Sheila about Becoming Jane, a movie coming out this August… in the States, anyway. Rawr.
Seeing as I rarely (or is it never) written about a movie I haven’t watched yet, this kind of feels odd. But, what the heck, I’ll give it a go.
Becoming Jane stars Anne Hathaway (Princess Diaries, Ella Enchanted, The Devil Wears Prada) and is based on the biography of Jane Austen, the author of classic novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Emma, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. Read full post…The story will revolve around Jane’s journey into becoming the legendary writer, including (or maybe focusing on) her short relationship with Lord Refloy, to be played by James McAvoy (Wimbledon, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe).
If the trailer is anything to go by (which it usually is), I’d say this movie looks good. I had thought that Anne Hathaway was going to be stuck in the role of a princess forever, but I think she’s a good cast for Jane. She does headstrong female pretty well, we all know that. But what I loved about her for this movie is that, when I was watching the trailer, I saw Jane Austen and not Anne Hathaway (nor Mia Thermopolis). Her English accent’s pretty good, too. Cool, cool. (Isn’t it annoying sometimes when an actor has just one way of speaking, even when they’re trying to act out different characters?) And, from the trailer alone, I thought that she and James McAvoy had pretty good chemistry. I just love sparring couples, don’t you?
In this poster, Anne Hathaway kind of looks like Julia Roberts. Hehe. Hm. I wonder if Hollywood’s going to do a big screen adaptation for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
So…yeah. Becoming Jane will be released Aug 3 in the States. The wide release will be August 10. I don’t think it’s going to be shown here in the Philippines, though. Sad. I’ll just have to wait for the DVD…