Hess Directing, Meyer Producing “Austenland”

Keri Russell, JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie are all set to star in the indie romantic comedy “Austenland” for Fickle Fish Films says Heat Vision.

Based on Shannon Hale’s book, the story centers on a single, thirtysomething woman with a secret obsession with Colin Firth’s performance of Mr. Darcy in the 90’s mini-series adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice”.

The obsession is ruining her love life because no real man can compare, so she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Jane Austen-crazed women. Her fantasy of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman becomes more real than she could have imagined.

Feild will play a Mr. Darcy actor at Austenland who develops true feelings for the American woman. Coolidge is playing a vain and crude vacationer.