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Becoming Jane Movie

Becoming Jane Movie

Becoming Jane Synopsis :: Jane Austen has a romance when she was about the age of 20 with a young Irishman named Tom Lefroy. His family disapproved of the match because Austen had little money and Tom was the oldest in the family and had quite a few people to support, so he needed to marry into money. So his family sent him away when it looked like things were getting serious between the two of them. A few years later she wrote the first draft of what turned out to be Pride and Prejudice–it’s believed she loosely based Elizabeth and Darcy on herself and Tom, but made Darcy rich enough that he could marry who he chose.

Dublin, Ireland :: Here are the first pictures of Anne Hathaway, 23, James McAvoy, 27 and Lucy Cohu, 36 in their period costumes on the set of the latest Jane Austen flick, Becoming JaneHathaway plays the lead role as Jane Austen, James McAvoy plays Tom Lefroy and Lucy Cohu‘s charater has yet to be announced. Aren’t you loving Hathaway‘s Uggs and empire waist costume match-up?  More pictures in the gallery!

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Lucy Cohu and James McAvoy (Mr. Tumnus, the Faun in
The Chronicles of Narnia) walk to the set of Becoming Jane.
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  • Jess

    Love the dress. Loved Pride and Prejudice also.

  • Ann

    Finally! A little James McAvoy on this sight! Gosh, he’s adorable. Can I adopt him? He’s hardly as tall as Anne, but oh, I ove this cast. I’m very excited for it.

  • Shirl

    what is with Hollywood’s recent mainstream Austen obsession? i refused to see the new version of "P&P", they redid one of the finest novels as a teenybopper film. And now Anne Hathaway as Austen? i was willing to consider the option, but seeing this pictures i’m just disappointed. Uggs and Austen = saccreligious! Title also sucks. Hollywood should leave great works and great authors alone.

  • Me

    She first wrote Sense and Sensibility

  • Malkavian

    If I see one more Jane Austin boring craptastic movie version of her novels, with uppity english actresses who are OVEREACHING thier skills, like Anne Hartheway(cough: cough: Keira Knightly) I WILL lose my lunch and patience for such drivel.The only Jane Austin theme in film format or TV, as in this case, I have ever enjoyed was the Jane Austin world on an episode of Red Dwarf!

  • Alice

    Can’t you people muster together enough humanity and not say something critical and/or mean? And maybe before you accuse them of anachronistic errors like Ugg boots, maybe you should consider that she’s only wearing those boots to walk around set, considering she’s is off-camera and all, thanks.Anne is one of the few actresses that don’t annoy me, and I hope she does well with this, even if I do see her more of a Lucille Ball-like talent.

  • rachel

    ooh! can’t wait to see james mcavoy. he looks really gd here.

  • rachel

    ooh! can’t wait to see james mcavoy. he looks really gd here.

  • Marie

    You know, Anne looks ravishing. Good for her! She was pitifully overlooked in BB Mountain as not being an equal with the rest of the cast. Shame on the studio and media for that.

  • Chloe

    Wow! Anne looks totally different in her costume!When is Becoming Jane coming into cinema? I can’t wait!

  • big daddy mateo

    Whats up with the Devil Wears Prada??? I cant wait to see that

  • whitney

    I am an english major and avid lover of all things Austen. I’ve not only read her books for enjoyment outside of an educational environment, but analyzed them in a classroom setting under the guidance of professors who share the same love for the 19th century author. To say that the recent version of Pride and Prejudice was a "teeny-bopper" movie is ridiculous. If you can’t see that the tone of the movie, the general feeling of it (besides the parts that were very Bronte-esque-think Wuithering Heights and wind swept moors) was very true to the tone and feeling of an Austen story… except for the rather hollywood ending. But i’m willing to overlook it for the great music and gorgeous scenery. Now, as to "Becoming Jane," why judge before you know anything at all? I think Anne Hathaway in Nickolas Nickleby, where she assumed a british accent, was great. If it wasn’t an english person playing the role of jane, which i feel it should have been, then I think Anne was a wise choice. All true lovers of Jane are open to interpretation. It’s what’s great about her work, it’s open to everyone, and everyone connects with in on different levels.

  • film brat

    Hollywood’s so-called obsession with all things Jane Austen is hardly "recent." Laurence Olivier played Mr Darcy and the mid-90s saw films like Emma, Persuasion, Sense & Sensibility and Clueless hitting mainstream movie theatres. Austen’s work is timeless, and it is open to so many interpretations, that’s why it’s always ripe fodder for Hollywood films.As for Anne, I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see whether I buy her as dear Jane. I certainly didn’t buy Keira Knightley at Elizabeth Bennet. But James McAvoy… Lovely. Just lovely. Can’t wait to see him in tight breeches.

  • Sey

    @Shirl: No, she first wrote some sort of script of Pride and Prejudice called ‘First Impressions’I am quite curious about this film. The question is whether I get to see it at all (in Germany *coughs*) I love the new P&P movie, but the costumes were more than horrible… let’s hope this one does a better job.

  • Sey

    Sorry, the last post was meant for ‘Me’ not for Shirl..arghs… it’s so confusing

  • arlene

    really! the last P & P had the Bennets looking like pig farmers, the house was an awful mess, too! and Austen NEVER would have written "please, for once just leave me alone!" the period clothing was changed because Kiera was too tall? poor Hollywood, they just don’t get it.

  • Lisette

    In response to Malkavian’s comment of March 31, it appears that you’ve not read Jane Austen because her last name is spelled A-U-S-T-E-N, not AUSTIN. Be careful, you’re illiteracy is showing.

  • John

    Sorry Me but she wrote First Impressions earliest then it lay until re-appearing as Pride and Prejudice after Sence and Sencability. I would think that Northhanger Abbey was the earliest as it was stuck with a publisher for 10 years or so.

  • Genevieve

    I’m not an English major; however I am an admirer of Jane Austen. This obession is hardly new. Pride and Prejudice has never been out of print since it hit the public in 1813. I welcome each film as a fresh view. I try not to compare and I find it allows me to appreciate each attempt with an open mind and I am usually pleased. I confess, Northanger Abbey is the only film I found hardly worth my time; but, Andrew Davies is taking care of that through ITV. I love everything Jane Austen. In fact, I wrote a sequel called "Honour and Humility Pride and Prejudice Continues." I received revews from people thinking I was wrong to even want to continue her story. Fact is, I couldn’t get enough so I wrote my own thoughts and what I wanted to see happen in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. I look forward to this new film and Hathaway deserves a chance to prove she is capable. It is truth universally acknowledged, that anyone who loves Jane Austen can’t get enough!

  • og

    I’m an avid Austen fan, and I strongly recommend – insist, in fact, that everyone read Claire Tomalin’s biography of Jane Austen. After reading the bio my view of all of her works has completely changed, and I have noticed more and more often the cynical, and almost heartless aspect of her novels. In most of her novels, Austen never quite reveals her own opinion… and yet, her treatment of death, for example, can sometimes be disconcertingly cool, unconcerned, even callous. A genius like Austen should never be manipulated to make yet another disgusting chick-flick. Oh yeah, and whoever had the audacity to write a sequel to Pride and Prejudice obviously cannot grasp the purpose of the book… if anyone thinks that P&P is a love story, think again!

  • jamie13

    The whole Tom Lefroy/Jane Austen flirtation has been blown out of prportion with this film. To suggest that he is the role model for Darcy is ludicrous! If you read JA’s novels, you will find that Lefroy’s charming (but ultimately materialistic) character appears throughout her works. Willoughby gives up Marianne for money, Wickham marries Lydia for money, Frank Churchill keeps his engagement secret for money…Tom Lefroy, not as villainous as some of these characters, was not deemed heroic by the more mature Jane Austen. Her heroes, like her husband just did not exist. Sorry, but I believe that the synopsis for Becoming Jane is Belittling Jane.

  • jamie13

    The whole Tom Lefroy/Jane Austen flirtation has been blown out of prportion with this film. To suggest that he is the role model for Darcy is ludicrous! If you read JA’s novels, you will find that Lefroy’s charming (but ultimately materialistic) character appears throughout her works. Willoughby gives up Marianne for money, Wickham marries Lydia for money, Frank Churchill keeps his engagement secret for money…Tom Lefroy, not as villainous as some of these characters, was not deemed heroic by the more mature Jane Austen. Her heroes, like her husband just did not exist. Sorry, but I believe that the synopsis for Becoming Jane is Belittling Jane.

  • courtney

    i love james mcavoy sooooooooooooooooo much and loved im in becoming jane!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • somebody

    Anne is a natural star and as an actress she is finding her true path to make it shine all the way. I adore her. I’m her man.