Although you've probably seen his name on the big screen in films such as Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre to write, Jerusha Hess, the author is now with her husband to follow in the footsteps of Jared Hess (he directed comedies), in his directorial debut in the form of Shannon Hale's novel adaptation of Austen's Land. In addition, Heat Vision reports on the character the film is also producing the debut author of Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. Making the talent behind this film even more interesting, Keri Russell (Waitress) and Bret Mackenzie ("Flight of the Conchords") is set to star in the film, too.
JJ Field, who plays the Union Jack in Captain America: The First Avenger, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart, James Callis round out the cast of the film follows a single thirty something woman with a secret obsession with Mr. Darcy ( Pride and Prejudice character) that are destroying her love life, because no husband in real life can be compared with the fictional character. But when she decides to spend his savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazy women, the fantasy of the woman about meeting the perfect gentleman of the Regency period becomes more real than it could have imagined. Sounds kind of cheese, but the involvement of Bret Mackenzie is almost enough to interest me. It will also be interesting to see if this film has the same quirky, original style as the rest of the film duo Hess established.