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Dakota Johnson to star in ‘Persuasion’


DAKOTA Johnson is set to star in ‘Persuasion’, the upcoming Netflix and MRC Film production, which is based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen.

‘Persuasion’ will be directed by theatre director Carrie Cracknell — who recently directed Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge in ‘Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway’ — in what will be her feature film directoria­l debut.

Ron Bass and Alice Victoria are writing the screenplay, and Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie are producing, while executive producers are Elizabeth Cantillon via her untitled MRC Film Romance label, Michael Constable and David Fliegel.

According to Netflix, the film’s logline is: “Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconformi­ng woman with modern sensibilit­ies. 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.”

Meanwhile, Dakota recently revealed she will be in therapy for ‘the rest of her life’ after taking ‘online psychology courses’ in lockdown.

She said: “I’ve been so lucky to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me to go deeper into myself. Even during quarantine, I got really into doing online psychology courses because ... I wasn’t going to get into college, but I did these amazing courses. I’ll probably be in therapy for the rest of my life. You never finish learning about being a human.”

The actress previously admitted she had a “panic attack” before she sang for her role in ‘Our Friend’ and admits it left her feeling so ‘terrified’ that she ran off the set as she tried to cope.

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