The first official trailer for Austenland, produced by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, was just released online, only a month before the movie begins a limited run in New York and Los Angeles on Aug. 16.

AustenlandBased on Shannon Hale’s first adult novel Austenland, (Bloomsbury USA, 2007; a sequel, Midnight in Austenland, was published last year), it stars Keri Russell as a Jane Austen fan who tries to overcome her debilitating infatuation with Mr. Darcy (specifically, Colin Firth’s version in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice) by going to “the world’s only immersive Austen experience,” run by Jane Seymour. Jennifer Coolidge provides ample comic relief in some astounding costumes.

The trade paperback tie-in was released last week.

One Response to “Welcome To AUSTENLAND”

  1. Beth Says:

    In other fabulous Austen news this week: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/07/08/statue-of-colin-firths-mr-darcy-rises-from-london-lake/2498775/