August 16th 2013
  • Comedy,
  • PG-13,
  • 97 min,
  • Sony Pictures Classics
  • Cast: Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Georgia King, James Callis , Jane Seymour, Ricky Whittle, Claire Ashton, Tracey Chatterley, Silvia Crastan, Lee Craven, Ruben Crow, Eva Dagoo, John Duggan, Lara Duke, Gemma Garvin, Demetri Goritsas, Charli Janeway, Andy Joy, Sophie Karl, Loula Kazantzi, Victoria Ley, Shaun Lucas, Jadran Malkovich, Martyn Mayger, Pete Meads, Liis Mikk, Jools Newman, Sarah Niles, Richard Reid, Parker Sawyers, Rupert Vansittar
  • Director: Jershua Hess
  • Writers: Jershua Hess, Shannon Hale
  • Producers: Stephenie Meyer, Gina Mingacci
  • Co Producer: Jane Hooks
  • Associate Producers: Jared Hess, Meghan Hibbett
  • Executive Producers: Robert Fernandez, Dan Levinson
  • Art Direction: Patrick Rolfe
  • Castings: Nicole Daniels, Michelle Guish, Courtney Sheinin
  • Costume Design: Annie Hardinge
  • D.O.P.: Larry Smith
  • Editor: Nick Fenton
  • Makeup: Jennifer Harty
  • Music: Ilan Eshkeri
  • Production Design: James Merifield
  • Set Decoration: Jacqueline Abrahams


Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Decked out in empire-waist gowns, Jane struggles to master Regency etiquette and flirts with gardeners and gentlemen—or maybe even, she suspects, with the actors who are playing them. It's all a game, Jane knows. And yet the longer she stays, the more her insecurities seem to fall away, and the more she wonders: Is she about to kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Buckinghamshire, UK
  • MPAA Warning: Some suggestive content and innuendo
  • Production Budget: $7.5 million
  • Production Companies: Fickle Fish Films, Moxie Pictures
  • Production Schedule: July 2011 - August 2011

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2013 Guide Analysis: "There's been numerous takes on crazed Jane Austen fans finding their own romance over the years, most memorably the 2008 mini-series "Lost in Austen." Now comes this less fantastical, but similar spin based on the book by Shannon Hale. The story follows a young New York woman (Keri Russell) obsessed with the 90's BBC mini-series adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice." She ends up on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women. The main draw here is the fun supporting cast including Bret McKenzie, Jennifer Coolidge, James Callis and Jane Seymour."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 27 September 2013: UK