Bill Nighy, Callum Turner in adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’
The latest adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Emma”, which has Anya Taylor-Joy as its lead, is adding Bill Nighy of “Love Actually” and Callum Turner of BBC series “War & Peace” to its cast.
With music video director Autumn de Wilde (Beck, Rilo Kiley) making her feature film debut and Anya Taylor-Joy installed in the lead role, Bill Nighy and Callum Turner are being added to “Emma” in key supporting roles.
In the story of Emma Woodhouse, who fancies herself something of a romantic matchmaker,
Bill Nighy of “Love Actually”, “Page Eight” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” is to play her father, Mr. Woodhouse.
Callum Turner, the model-turned-actor previously seen in “Tramps”, the 2016 “War & Peace” serial, and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, is in as Frank Churchill, a well-to-do young man determined to keep his own engagement a secret, no matter the cost.
Existing cast members include Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones” seasons 2 to 7), Tanya Reynolds (Lily in “Sex Education”), Mia Goth (Sara in “Suspiria”) and Johnny Flynn (Young Albert Einstein in “Genius”, the lead in upcoming David Bowie biopic “Stardust”).
“Emma” is expected in 2020, with Autumn de Wilde directing from a script by Man Booker Prize-winning Canadian-born New Zealand author Eleanor Catton of “The Luminaries”. CE/JB
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