Jane Austen fans are “so mad” at the trailer for the new Netflix adaptation of Persuasion starring Dakota Johnson

A trailer for a new Netflix adaptation of the Jane Austen classic convictionwhich stars Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot has received a hostile reaction from the author’s fans.

In what is widely regarded as one of Austen’s best and saddest novels, Anne breaks off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth (played in the new Cosmo Jarvis film) and eventually considers marrying her cousin, William Elliot (Henry Golding).

The trailer for the anticipated release caused a stir on Twitter, with well-known authors, critics and Austen fans all reacting to the jarringly happy trailer.

conviction is not Emma. Why did they try to turn around conviction in Emma. WHY,” wrote True life Author Brandon Taylor, whose campus novel will be developed into a feature film in 2020. “This is TERRIBLE,” he added in another post.

The trailer for the new adaptation, which premieres July 15, also drew unfavorable comparisons to TV shows dickenson, Bridgetonand Enola Holmes with Millie Bobby Brown, another Netflix production in which the heroine speaks directly to the viewer.

That new York TV critic magazine commented Kathryn Van Arendonk on this modern trick: “I really hate the step of making cheeky direct speeches for 19th-century adaptations, especially ones like Persuasion, which are supposed to be devastatingly sad.”

Among the other changes to the source material that angered fans, one particular line of dialogue stood out.

in the conviction, Austen writes: “Never could there have been two hearts so open, no tastes so alike, no feelings so in tune, no faces so loved. Now they were like strangers; no, worse than strangers, because they could never know each other. It was an eternal alienation.”

A version of this line also appears in the trailer, albeit shortened and updated: “Now we’re worse than ex-boyfriends. We are friends.”


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“Whoever wrote this deserves prison” wrote one Twitter user.

“Is the novel dead? If so, that trailer killed him.” wrote Maris Kreizmanthe host of a popular books podcast for the LitHub website.

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