One looked forward to Hollywood release this week is the
engaging young actress Anne Hathaway playing the legendary part of
Jane Austen in Becoming Jane.
The biopic directed by Julian Jarrold that has its US release on
August 3rd closely follows the life of the English writer that gave
the literary world classics like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and
Sensibility and Emma. Quite befittingly tagged as '
Jane Austen's most extra ordinary romance was her own', the story
set in 1795 is an imaginative romantic comedy in the spirit of Jane
Austen that places young Jane herself at the center of a witty,
enchanting romance not unlike those that would later captivate
millions in her celebrated works of literature.
spins the few known facts surrounding Austen's real-life flirtation
with the Irish lawyer, Tom Lefroy, into a tale about the kind of
personal passion and social complications that could have inspired
Jane to become the ingenious and utterly timeless observer of human
relationships and romance that she soon did. Indeed, the story
playfully references the characters and themes that wend their way
through her six novels. The film also stars Maggie Smith, Julie
Walters and James Cromwell.
Classic beauty Anne Hathaway has already proved her mettle in
films like Princess Diaries 1 and 2, Brokeback Mountain
and most recently The Devil wears Prada. Naturally she
seems to be the perfect choice to play the widely renowned and
revered author whose works continue to inspire in various forms
till date, across the world. Critical acclaim and box office
success is widely expected. Looks like more fame and praise is
beckoning Miss Hathaway.