A New Modern-Day Adaptation of Pride & Prejudice Is Coming to Netflix

  
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A New Modern-Day Adaptation of Pride & Prejudice Is Coming to Netflix
 

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A New Modern-Day Adaptation of Pride & Prejudice Is Coming to Netflix

Never Have I Ever  breakout Maitreyi Ramakrishnan will star.

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et's face it, there is no such thing as too many Jane Austen adaptations, and it's been a while since we last got a new take on  Pride & Prejudice.  Netflix just announced a modern-day spin on the classic novel, which will star  Never Have I Ever  breakout Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

The movie is titled  The Netherfield Girls— presumably a reference to one of the novel's key locations, the fictional estate, Netherfield Park. Billed as a romantic comedy with literary pedigree,  The Netherfield Girls  is a "fresh and contemporary take" on  Pride & Prejudice  inspired by  Easy A  and  10 Things I Hate About You . Both those movies were, of course, modern adaptations of classic literature ( The Scarlet Letter  and  The Taming of the Shrew  respectively) and also happen to be two of the best rom-coms of recent years.

Ramakrishnan will star as Lizzie Bennett, the beloved protagonist of Austen's novel who was most famously played by Jennifer Ehle in the 1995 BBC adaptation, and Keira Knightley in the 2005 movie.  The Netherfield Girls  will be written and directed by Becca Gleason, and doesn't yet have a release date.

There's a long and proud history of adapting Austen novels in a modern-day setting—the most famous example being  Clueless , the objectively perfect 1995 high school classic which is based on  Emma . Since Netflix has been praised for  saving the romantic comedy  after it more or less disappeared from movie theaters, this all feels extremely meant to be.


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