Samuel Goldwyn Films will release the new romantic comedy Modern Persuasion, starring Alicia Witt (I Care A Lot, “Orange Is The New Black”, Two Weeks Notice) on-demand and digital on December 18, 2020.
The film is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1817 novel “Persuasion”, directed by Alex Appel and Jonathan Lisecki from a script by Lisecki and Barbara Radecki. The film also stars Shane McRae (The Help, Still Alice, The Adjustment Bureau) and Bebe Neuwirth (Jumanji franchise, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days), as well as Liza Lapira and Daniela Pineda.
A modern telling of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.” Wren Cosgrove is a happy, single, and self-confessed workaholic who, after rising to the top of the corporate ladder, finds herself coming home every night to her cat. When her firm is hired by Owen Jasper, “the man who got away,” long-lost feelings are stirred, giving Wren a second chance at true love.