More filmed versions of classics we can look forward to include The Aspern Papers, a Henry James novel set in Venice, which is being made into a movie starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson. It is many many years since I read the book, so I’ll add it to my re-reading list. And the producers of the hugely popular Poldark series have bravely decided to make a new TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, promising a less ‘bonnety’ version that does justice to Jane Austen’s “dark intelligence”. It will be ready to screen 25 years after the iconic Colin Firth / Jennifer Ehle adaptation (oh dear, that does make me feel old!). And E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End has also been re-made as a 4 part TV adaptation due out this year, starring Hayley Atwell, Philippa Coulthard and Joe Bannister.
Just because I can’t get enough of this… here is the classic moment when Colin Firth, playing the brooding Mr Darcy, takes a plunge in the lake.
I’m looking forward to these adaptions. Are you? Tell me by leaving a comment.
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