Golden Globe® and BAFTA® winner Bill Nighy (Page Eight, Their Finest), award-winning comedian and actress Miranda Hart (Miranda, Call the Midwife, Spy) and more join the cast of Working Title and Blueprint Pictures’ Emma. Joining the previously announced Anya Taylor-Joy in the titular role and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley, Nighy will take on the role of Emma’s father Mr. Woodhouse, with Hart as Miss Bates. Rounding out the cast are Mia Goth as Harriet Smith, Josh O’Connor as Mr. Elton, Callum Turner as Frank Churchill, Rupert Graves as Mr. Weston, Gemma Whelan as Mrs. Weston, Amber Anderson as Jane Fairfax, and Tanya Reynolds as Mrs. Elton. Autumn de Wilde will direct this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, written for the screen by Eleanor Catton with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin producing.
Principal production began this week in England and will run through the spring. Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide.