With a fascinating past of documenting the most pivotal indie artists/bands of the 1990s and 2000s (White Stripes, Fiona Apple, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips), we’re SO CURIOUS to see what Autumn De Wilde has done with Jane Austen’s beloved comedy classic, Emma.
For those who failed to join the Jane Austen Book Club, Emma follows the antics of Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy), a young woman who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking – in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- complicating the lives of her friends and family.
For Downtown Abbey fans, this film will go down like a piled-high dessert tray at the most exquisite of high teas—each scene giving audiences delicious dreamy costumes, breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary old manors to ogle and explore! That big reaction was from the trailer alone. We can’t wait to watch on the big screen this Thursday, and will save our questions for De Wilde and Taylor-Joy until then.
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She’s handsome, clever, and rich. Yes @shedoesthecity, do send me to the advanced screening of @emmamovie on Feb 27th. I can’t wait to see what Autumn De Wilde has done with this Jane Austen classic. #Emma
Emma screening is happening Thursday, Feb 27 at Scotiabank Theatre at 7 p.m. Anya Taylor-Johnson and Autumn de Wilde will be in attendance. Emma opens in theatres on Feb 28.