Director: Whit Stillman
Writers: Jane Austen (based on her novella “Lady Susan”written ca. 1794 ), Whit Stillman
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Steven Fry
The film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan Vernon (who has taken up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate) as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter, Lady Frederica, though she eventually marries him as her own husband for purposes of wealth and profit.
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