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Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein to Finish Nora Ephron Script Based on Jane Austen

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(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)

(Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)

By Shannon Carlin

We assume she’ll have to do more than put a bird on it.

It’s been announced that Carrie Brownstein — Sleater-Kinney guitarist and current Portlandia star — will help write an unfinished Nora Ephron script.

The script, which Ephron started before she passed away in 2012, is based on the 2008 British TV mini-series called Lost in Austen where a modern-day woman ends up being transported to the fictional world of Pride and Prejudice. Sounds like the perfect rom-com fare for the woman who wrote When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

With Brownstein on board, the film will now take place in Brooklyn instead of London, according to Variety. This we imagine will make it easy for Brownstein to throw in a little hipster humor and hopefully a feminist bookstore or two. Because really, what better place to have a discussion about Mr. Darcy?

Brownstein is currently working on her own memoir, which will take a closer look at her time in Sleater-Kinney and is set to appear in Todd Hayne’s new film, Carol and the new Amazon TV series Transparent.

No release date has been announced for the Lost in Austen remake.

 

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