New Nora Ephron Film To Indulge Sad Fantasy Involving 'Pride and Prejudice'

October 11, 2011

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With Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Pride and Predator already in the works, one may reasonably think we have more enough ludicrous, high-concept variations on Pride and Prejudice in development at this time. Romantic-comedy mainstay Nora Ephron, however, is not of such a mind. As someone who has staged unlikely romances for Meg Ryan on multiple occasions, she clearly believes a classic relationship tale can be told new with an updated conceit--like AOL emails, for example--and as such, she's decided she'll add a third ridiculous Pride and Prejudice to our pile. While the aforementioned adaptations went for the ol' "add a horror/sci-fi movie monster" trick, Ephron will reportedly take more of a Last Action Hero approach. Taking the plot and title from the ITV miniseries Lost in Austen, her film will see a modern day girl sent into the world of Pride and Prejudice through a special hole in her bathroom--a portal of no return that reminds me quite a bit of the special hole in my bathroom in which I deposit Nora Ephron films and poops. Expect Amy Adams to delight.

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