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Entertainment Dakota Johnson films scenes for the Netflix's Persuasion in Dorset

10:00  19 june  2021
10:00  19 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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She's set to play protagonist Anne Elliot in Netflix's upcoming 'modern and witty' take on Jane Austen's classic book Persuasion.

And Dakota Johnson transformed into her character on Tuesday as she was spotted filming scenes for the modern-day adaptation in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

The Fifty Shades Of Grey actress, 31, sported a taupe coloured regency-style coat as she filmed scenes for the new adaptation.

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Dakota immersed herself into her role as she shot scenes alongside a co-star at the idyllic coastal location.

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Beneath her long line coat, Dakota donned a dark grey dress, while her brunette tresses were swept up into an elegant up do.

The star appeared in good spirits as she giggled alongside her co-star amid breaks from filming.

Dakota later shed her outerwear and was seen in just her grey dress as filming continued for the movie.

She was soon joined by other members of the cast also dressed in period costume as the scenes developed.

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Among them were actor Cosmo Jarvis, who is said to be playing Anne's love interest Captain Frederick Wentworth.

Adhering to covid guidelines, the crew and members of production were seen wearing face masks as they operated filming equipment.

In April, Variety reported that Netflix's adaption will be a 'modern, witty approach' on the classic tale, however it seems that the costumes will not be updated.

There is no official release date for the film yet, but filming has now kicked off with the stars seen shooting the upcoming adaption recently.

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The Persuasion remake is the latest in a line of reinterpretations of Austen's classic novel and period dramas opting to embrace colour-blind casting, most notably following Netflix hit Bridgerton.

In January Netflix's vice-president of inclusion strategy revealed that Bridgerton's racially diverse cast was the result of an 'inclusion lens' being applied to casting decisions.

Verna Myers said the company supported diverse lead producers and showrunners for the series as well as its executive producer Shonda Rhymes.

Bridgerton is a romantic drama set in Regency London which re-imagines the period as one where black and white people were equal, with Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page taking on the lead roles of Daphne and Simon.

It features a very diverse and talented cast which also boasts Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Kathryn Drysdale as Genevieve Delacroix, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte and Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson.

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Ms Myers told The Guardian: 'We’ve got to get folks in front of the camera and behind the camera. When that happens you’re going to get something you’ve never seen before. Bridgerton is something we have never seen before.

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Channel 5's Anne Boleyn drama also featured Jodi Turner-Smith as the leading lady, making her the first black actress to play the doomed queen.

The upcoming Persuasion film is set to focus on Jane Austen's protagonist Anne, a woman who doesn't want to conform to society's rules, choosing to live with her near-bankrupt family instead.

Anne remains unmarried at 27-years-old, but when she reconnects with a man she once rejected she realises she has another chance at love.

Persuasion was most recently adapted in 2007 with Sally Hawkins taking the role of Anne and Searchlight Pictures are currently also preparing to adapt the book for their own version which will star Succession's Sarah Snook.

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Carrie Cracknell is set to make her directorial debut with the feature film, and made her name directing Jake Gyllenhaal in Broadway's production of Sea Wall/ A Life.

It was also revealed that Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow have adapted the book for the silver screen.

a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: Diverse: The Persuasion remake is the latest in a line of period dramas to opt for colour-blind casting, most notably following Netflix hit Bridgerton (pictured, Rege-Jean as Simon, the Duke of Hastings, and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne) © Provided by Daily Mail Diverse: The Persuasion remake is the latest in a line of period dramas to opt for colour-blind casting, most notably following Netflix hit Bridgerton (pictured, Rege-Jean as Simon, the Duke of Hastings, and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne)

Also set to be joining Dakota in the star-studded Netflix film is Crazy Rich Asian's star Henry Golding, with Deadline reporting he's set to play Mr William Elliot.

Mr. Elliot is described as an unscrupulous charmer who is 'black at heart' with 'no feeling for others'. In the novel, he is a distant relation of Anne's who comes into a great deal of money after his heiress wife dies.

He then swoops in on Anne's family who are facing serious financial problems after her profligate father spends them into debt.

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Anne takes a liking to the dashing and charismatic Mr. Elliot who aggressively pursues her romantically and even plans to pop the question.

Her family adores William because of his money and status, which elevates them in the city of Bath by association, but Anne is less convinced.

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She discovers he only married his first wife for her money - and she is also fielding the affections of her old flame Frederick Wentworth who returns to the scene.

Elsewhere, Cosmo Jarvis is said to be playing Anne's love interest Captain Frederick Wentworth, and Nikki Amuka-Bird, who was seen shooting with Dakota on Monday, will also appear in the upcoming film as widow Lady Russell.

Suki Waterhouse and Richard E. Grant are also starring in the Netflix feature.

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