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