Dakota Johnson will star in a Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen's novel 'Persuasion'

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  • Dakota Johnson will star in a Netflix adaption of "Persuasion," Jane Austin's last complete novel.

  • The Netflix adaptation will be directed by Carrie Cracknell.

  • The film will tell the story of Anne, an unmarried 27-year-old who reconnects with a man she once rejected.

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Dakota Johnson is starring in a new retelling of Jane Austen's novel "Persuasion" on Netflix.

Johnson, 31, starred as Anastasia Steele in the "Fifty Shades" film series and will play the heroine, Netflix announced Tuesday.

"Persuasion," Austin's final completed novel, tells the story of Anne, an unmarried 27-year-old who reconnects with a man she once rejected.

The "modern, witty approach" of the story for Netflix will be directed by Carrie Cracknell, and the screenplay was adapted by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow, Variety reports.

Production is set to start this summer.

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