Alicia Witt to Star in ‘Modern Persuasion’

A Modern Indie Adaptation of Jane Austen's Classic Novel


Alicia Witt has been cast as the lead of indie adaptation of ‘Modern Persuasion.’

It’s a modern adaptation of classic novel ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen. Alex Appel and Jonathan Lisecki are attached to direct from the script pen by Lisecki and Barbara Radecki.

You can read the premise of the film below:

“Modern Persuasion centers on Wren Cosgrove (Witt), a happily single and self-confessed workaholic who, after steadfastly rising to the top of the ladder in the NY corporate publicity world, finds herself coming home every night to her cat. But when her firm is hired by the man who got away, Wren finds herself having to interact with her ex-boyfriend every day when she’d rather just curl up in a ball and wail like a teenager. In time, she finds the courage and strength to rebuild not only her company, but her love life as well.”