Key cast members have been announced for the new version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
D. H. Lawrence’s classic novel was first published in 1928, but was not allowed to be published in the UK until 1960.
Netflix revealed earlier this year that Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee was writing a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover for the streaming service.
French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Mustang) is expected to begin shooting the movie very soon.
It’s now been confirmed that Emma Corrin will lead the cast as Lady Chatterley.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the life of Constance Reid, 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.
Joining Corrin as the titular character will be Jack O’Connell and Matthew Duckett.
The pair will play groundskeeper Oliver Mellors and Constance’s husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley.
It’s currently unclear which actor is playing which character, but we expect O’Connell will be Oliver.
Jack O’Connell recently starred in acclaimed mini-series The North Water, while Matthew Duckett has appeared in ITV drama A Confession.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2022.
Emma Corrin can next be seen in an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ novel My Policeman.
Co-starring singer Harry Styles (Dunkirk), the upcoming romantic movie is set in Brighton, England in the 1950s.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been adapted on screen a number of times, most recently by the BBC in 2015 with James Norton (Grantchester) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones).
D.H. Lawrence’s novel is available on Amazon.