Keri Russell and Producer Stephenie Meyer Talk AUSTENLAND and the Lasting Appeal of Jane Austen Stories
collider.com Based on the novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the script with director Jerusha Hess), Austenland is a quirky romantic comedy about the 30-something and single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), whose obsession with all things Jane Austen takes her on a trip to an English resort that caters to just that very thing.

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Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes (Keri Russell), a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with all things Jane Austen. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen–crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency–era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Based on the novel by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the script), the film was written and directed by Jerusha Hess (writer, Napoleon Dynamite) and produced by Stephenie Meyer's Fickle Fish Films.

"Austenland" stars Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, J.J. Feild, James Callis, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Coolidge, Keri Russell, Ricky Whittle, and Rupert Vansittart.

Directed by Jerusha Hess.
Written by Jerusha Hess and Shannon Hale.
Produced by Gina Mingacci and Stephenie Meyer.
Production company/distributor: Sony Pictures Classics.

Release Date: August 16, 2013

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