Dakota Johnson to Play Jane Austen’s “Oldest Heroine” in Netflix’s ‘Persuasion’ – Check Cast, Trailer, Synopsis, and More

Published 04/22/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

Another Jane Austen adaptation is headed to Netflix on July 15. Persuasion was announced last year and now a year later, it has finally got a release date on Netflix. Dakota Johnson continues her collaboration with the streamer after she starred in the critically acclaimed Lost Daughter. The Fifty Shades of Grey star will appear as the oldest heroine of Jane Austen, Anne Elliot. 

What is the plot of the movie?

At 27, Anne lives with her family who is on the brink of bankruptcy, and at the same time, pines for her long-lost love. The story focuses on Anne as she is torn between her responsibilities towards her family but also wants to give a second chance to her love who suddenly reappears in her life. 

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The movie is based on Jane’s last novel of the same name which was published in 1817. Jane Austen novels are touted for their witty social commentary and sweeping romances, and this adaptation looks like it will be all that and more. 

Here’s the official synopsis: “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 let get 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. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel.”

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Meet the cast of Persuasion on Netflix 

  • Dakota Johnson
  • Cosmo Jarvis
  • Henry Golding 
  • Suki Waterhouse
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce
  • Janet Henfrey
  • Nikki Amuka Bird 
  • Richard E.Grant 
  • Ben Bailey Smith 

A Doll’s House director Claire Cracknell helms the movie. Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow co-wrote the screenplay to bring the novel to life. 

Is there a trailer? 

Netflix has not released a trailer for Persuasion yet. It has only unveiled photos and few photos so far. 

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Typically, the streamer releases the trailer a month before the movie hits the platform. So you can expect a trailer nearer to the release date. 

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For period drama or movie lovers, you can expect to fill the void with this Dakota Johnson starrer until Bridgerton season 3 arrives. 

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Srabani Biswas

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Srabani Biswas is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a sociology graduate from Lady Brabourne College. Previously, she has contributed to Sports India Show and The Sports Room as a sports writer, and interned at Ripples Learning.

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