Trailer: Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship”

“Metropolitan” and “Barcelona” director Whit Stillman has reunited with his two “The Last Days of Disco” stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny for his fifth feature – the upcoming period drama “Love and Friendship”.

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s unpublished early novella ‘Lady Susan’ and set around eighteenth-century English society, the story focuses on the machinations of beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate.

While there she becomes a determined matchmaker for her daughter Frederica and herself too, enlisting the help of an old friend (Chloe Sevigny). Soon, two particularly handsome suitors (Xavier Samuel and Tom Bennett) complicate her orchestrations. Stephen Fry also stars in the Victorian-era comedy which opens May 13th.