Random House, Focus Features Plot New Take On ‘Pride And Prejudice’ With ‘Longbourn’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 7:44am PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The Jo Baker novel Longbourn, which tells the Pride And Prejudice story from the point of view of the servants at the Bennett estate, has been acquired for publication by Alfred Knopf in the U.S. and movie rights were acquired by Random House Studio and Focus Features. The novel will also be published this fall by Transworld in the UK and translation rights have already been sold in Spain, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Brazil, France, and Sweden.

Riffing off the Jane Austen tale, Longbourn will highlight the constant chaos swirling downstairs, the preparation for lavish balls, and the housekeeper’s real thoughts about the family patriarch. But it will also reveal the tragic consequences of the Napoleonic Wars and focus on a romance between a newly arrived footman and a housemaid, the novel’s main characters. Read More »

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, … Read More »

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