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Whit Stillman Is Working on a Jane Austen–Inspired Book

Filmmaker Whit Stillman attends the "Drinking Buddies" screening at Nitehawk Cinema on August 19, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Its very full title: Love & Friendship: An Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novella Concerning the Beautiful Lady Susan Vernon, Her Loves and Friendships, and the Strange Antagonism of the DeCourcy Family. The book is inspired by the Jane Austen of the same name (though Jane was a teenager when she wrote it, and she misspelled friendship.) So, is the Austen project that Stillman was reportedly working on last year? Or are we getting a book and a movie?

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