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Carrie Brownstein Is Writing Movie Version of ‘Lost in Austen’

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Might as well put a bird on Mr. Darcy right now.

According to Variety, Carrie Brownstein of the IFC series ‘Portlandia‘ and indie-rock legendst Sleater-Kinney will be bringing her unique hipster take on a movie version of the British TV miniseries ‘Lost in Austen.’ In that four-part series, a woman accidentally ends up in the world of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ when she travels through a magic portal.

Screenwriter Nora Ephron was reportedly working on a script for the adaptation when she died in 2012. While the British series was obviously set in the U.K., the protagonist in Brownstein’s version will live and work in Brooklyn before she stumbles into Austen’s fictional 19th century world.

Sam Mendes (‘American Beauty,’ ‘Revolutionary Road’) will be among the producers of the movie, and said in a press release, “Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her.”

Having trouble remembering what Sleater-Kinney sounded like before they went on hiatus in 2006? Maybe the video for ‘Jumpers’ will help:

Next: Lost & Found - Sleater-Kinney Live Back in the Day

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