The Columbia Pictures comedy based on the 2008 UK series is one of Nora Ephron’s unfinished works. Now the co-creator/writer/star of IFC’s Portlandia has been tapped to finish Lost In Austen. Emmy nominee and Peabody winner Carrie Brownstein will pen the story of Amanda, who lives and works in present-day Brooklyn until she suddenly finds herself transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice. “Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her,” said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street Productions, which is producing Austen with Good Universe. Brownstein next appears in Jill Soloway’s Transparent for Amazon and Todd Haynes’ Carol, opposite Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.
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