Anya Taylor-Joy, the breakout star of The Witch and Split, will star in Focus Features' new Jane Austen adaptation, Emma.
Jane Austen is having a good Thursday. After already seeing the announcement of a Clueless remake in the works, which in itself is a modernization of Emma, comes word that rising talent Anya Taylor-Joy will star in a more direct adaptation of the same novel for Focus Features. The news came late Thursday via THR, which revealed the breakout star of The Witch and Split has signed on for a production that certainly looks poised to garner a lot of attention. Produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner fresh off last year’s Baby Driver and Darkest Hour (the latter netting Gary Oldman an Oscar), and Graham Broadbent, the picture will likely get a big push.
The movie is also being directed by newcomer