A new version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover will star The Crown actress Emma Corrin.
D. H. Lawrence’s classic novel was first published in 1928, but was not allowed to be published in the UK until 1960.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is being adapted this time by French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Mustang) from a script by Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee.
Emma Corrin is in the final stages of negotiations to play Lady Chatterley, reports Deadline.
She’s also appeared in Grantchester and Misbehaviour.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been adapted for film and television several times, most recently by the BBC in 2015 with a cast that included Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and James Norton (Grantchester).
The story follows the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, who soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with.
Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.
Set in 1950s Brighton, the period drama romance movie is described as “an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love.”
D.H. Lawrence’s novel is available on Amazon.