With Metropolitan, Barcelona and the recent Damsels In Distress, Stillman has carved a niche as a funny, wry chronicler of what he calls the “urban haute bourgeoisie”. This one will mark a departure from those preppy playgrounds – at least in setting and period, if not tone.
Miller plays the lead character, Lady Susan Vernon. In Austen’s book, she’s a widow searching for a husband for herself and one for her daughter. Here, however, she “embarks on a relationship with a married man and stirs up some controversy along the way”. Gosh! That's not very Austen. Sevigny will play a friend of Lady Susan’s.
According to Herald.ie, the movie will take advantage of tax breaks to shoot in Ireland. Last Days Of Sligo, anyone? Okay, right you are.