by: Sammy Mink
“Portlandia” writer and star Carrie Brownstein is set to write LOST IN AUSTEN, the Columbia Pictures remake of the British miniseries. The fantasy rom-com follows a fan of Jane Austen who lives in modern times and suddenly finds she has swapped places with Austen’s fictional character, Elizabeth Bennet. It’s a fun, modern spin on the classic “Pride and Prejudice.” The original script was written by the late Nora Ephron and “Skyfall” helmer Sam Mendes is on board to produce.
Brownstein is best known for her work on the sketch comedy show “Portlandia” which she developed with Fred Armisen. Brownstein will next appear in Todd Haynes “Carol,” the story of a 1950s woman who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Brownstein is repped by Brillstein Entertainment.