“Succession” breakout and Emmy nominee Sarah Snook is set to star in “Persuasion,” an adaptation of Jane Austen’s final novel at Searchlight, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Mahalia Belo is directing the project.
“Persuasion” is Jane Austen’s final novel, a quintessential romance of second chances. Many years after refusing the proposal of young naval officer Frederick Wentworth, Anne Elliot (Snook) finds herself navigating the waters of English society when Wentworth returns from war a wealthy and decorated Captain. As Anne ponders missed opportunities, she must consider her own regrets and unwavering, possibly unrequited love.
Writer/director Jessica Swale, (“Summerland”) is penning the screenplay adaptation of the Jane Austen book that was first published in 1818, a year after Austen died.
Producers Alison Own and Debra Hayward (“Sufragette,” “How to Build a Girl”), are producing the project via their Monumental Pictures banner. BBC Films is the co-financier.
Katie Goodson-Thomas, Searchlight Pictures UK’s head of development and production is overseeing the project with senior development exec Pete Spencer and manager Apolline Berty.
Nook was most recently nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as “Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy” on HBO’s award-winning series “Succession.” Next up, Snook co-stars in Kornél Mundruczó’s “Pieces of a Woman” opposite Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf which made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will be distributed by Netflix later this year.
Snook is repped by UTA and Omni Artists.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
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This week on Raw seemed to signal the end of the association between Zelina Vega and her clients Andrade and Angel Garza. Vega said she “can’t do it anymore” in regards to managing the pair and proceeded to walk out on them before confronting Asuka in the ring.
That seems to be a shift from Vega managing to wrestling and that is something she’s very eager to do. Vega discussed being happy with being done with Andrade and Garza when she joined Table Talk w/DVon.
“Oh, I wasn’t lying! I wasn’t lying when I said all that. I was not joking. I said I am sick and tired of raising other people’s thoughts, but mine. I’m sick of it,” said Vega. “I wasted some of the best years of my career by managing those two selfish little ingrates. Why? Why? If they don’t take me seriously, then why?
“I don’t know if you saw Twitter, but Angel’s over here tweeting, ‘Oh go Asuka! Go Asuka!’ Well cheering for you never worked, so yeah, cheer for Asuka.”
Vega and her Superstars she was formerly managing have become weekly staples on Raw over the last few months. The circumstances involving the last few months has played a factor into her getting more TV time but she knows that this is an opportunity she can’t let slip by.
“It’s weird because I think that too and I’m like, you know what? If quarantine didn’t happen – not saying that I wouldn’t have had these opportunities – but maybe it would have taken a little bit longer. And also, Becky’s having her baby so there are people that are not here so that just leaves spots to fill and for me, I’m like, ‘Give me the ball! If I drop it, screw me!’ But you lose nothing and I was always ready for that and I think it started with Drew [McIntyre] when we had that back and forth. I was like, ‘Man, he’s like my other promo half.’ It was just perfect,” stated Vega.
“Whenever it happened, it was just magic with him and it’s interesting because before even quarantine happened, Vince would always say, ‘You’re one of my favorites. You’re one of the reasons that I watch RAW. I love your character.’ It was such an honor to hear that because one of the things that he used to say to me was, ‘You remind me of Stephanie because she was always working out there. You’re a cutaway machine. I love that about you’ and first of all, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ Legit, I was going to cry. I love Stephanie. She’s a huge inspiration when it comes to me and the Zelina character, but it’s wild to think that if this quarantine didn’t happen, I wonder where I would be. I wonder if I’d be getting a RAW Women’s Title shot against Asuka.”
In the past Vega has cited The Rock for helping her career in wrestling and outside of wrestling as he helped her land a role in Fighting with My Family. But she also credits another fellow WWE manager who has supported her from day one.
“About taking the ball, you wouldn’t be getting the ball if it wasn’t for someone that believed in you and one person that really believed in me was Paul Heyman,” revealed Vega. “I’m so lucky to say that I had someone like him on my side because he fought for me every single time, every single day and when it comes to being a manager, I look up to him a lot because he’s one of the greatest of all time. And when you have someone like that who believes in you, it just fuels your fire that much more. So definitely Paul Heyman now, but Tommy Dreamer’s the one who got me into TNA. So, we’re talking ECW, I mean, we have some roots here.”
If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Table Talk w/DVon with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.
Mehdy Labriny contributed to this article.
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The sneak peek then reveals the first official clue for Popcorn’s identity, and it is quite a doozy. Popcorn is standing next to a vanity mirror that has a picture of a neon green cow taped to it. In the reflection, we see what looks like a few women’s tops hanging up on the wall. There’s also a wooden hand model and what looks like three fragrances on top of the table. (The cow must definitely be a clue, but we’re not 100 percent sure about the rest.)
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what makes me the biggest miracle of all?” Popcorn asks, with the emphasis on the word “miracle.” Hmmm. Tricky, tricky!
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