'Emma': Anya Taylor-Joy is Jane Austen heroine in teaser trailer

Mia Goth and Anya Taylor Joy in Emma

Here's a fun first teaser trailer for Working Title and Focus Features' update of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma.

Do you have a favorite Jane Austen story? . - "that has been there all along", according to the movie's official description.

Also starring Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, and Callum Turner, de Wilde's feature directorial debut follows Emma as she navigates misguided relationships and romantic missteps while searching for love and objective. This time around Anya Taylor-Joy plays Emma Woodhouse, the precocious young woman who plays matchmaker for her friends. But, she's not going it alone, with a supporting cast packed with Anglo favorites including Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Callum Turner and Rupert Graves.


As you can see from the new trailer there's a genuine sense of the absurd among the corsetry on show here courtesy of director Autumn de Wilde. Judy Campbell took on the role in the 1948 adaptation, with Gwyneth Paltrow later stepping into the lead role in Douglas McGrath's Oscar-winning 1996 version. Though not a direct adaptation of Austen's novel, Amy Heckerling's 1995 comedy Clueless featured Alicia Silverstone as a modern Los Angeles high schooler loosely inspired by Emma.

The new "Emma" will have a limited release on February 21, 2020.

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