Austen’s Emma Turns Hip-Hop

Screen Gems and Benderspink is planning a hip-hop musical themed film using Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma” as its source reports Variety.

The contemporary-set tale, which takes place at an inner-city high school, revolves around a stepbrother and stepsister.

The film will include at least 15 song and dance numbers, whilst Tyger Williams (“Menace II Society”) penned the screenplay.

Austen’s novel inspired the 1995 Alicia Silverstone film “Clueless,” and the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow period comedy “Emma”.