When it was announced that D.H. Lawrence’s popular novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover was going to be adapted into a feature film, we were extremely excited.
However, it has been too long since we heard anything regarding the casting decisions until recently when it was revealed that our beloved Princess Diana from Netflix’s The Crown aka Emma Corrin is set to indulge in a torrid love scandal with Jack O’Connell from Unbroken.
The Golden Globe-winning actress is set to play the aristocratic lady in the film that stars Matthew Duckett as well. This will be the first-ever film developed under Netflix and Sony’s partnership where Netflix will get the first look at any film that Sony Pictures think of developing.
Sony will not distribute the film and Netflix has the liberty to choose whether to allow a theatrical release.
Directed by The Mustang director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre and based on David Magee’s script, with the latter being well-known for films like Life of Pi and Finding Neverland, the film is surely going to be a visual delight given the baggage of notoriety that the original text carried along with it.
Given its sheer obscene and vulgar content that included explicit sex references and cuss words, it was not until 1959 that the book, originally published in 1920s Italy and France, was published in the United States.
The story will most likely stick to the original source material with the affluent aristocrat Lady Chatterley finding herself trapped in a loveless marriage to adhere to societal norms. Soon, she finds herself haplessly attracted to a gamekeeper on their English estate with whom she begins a passionate and intimate affair.
She soon falls head over heels in love with the man and decides to go against all the societal norms and traditions to pursue the happiness that she truly deserves, much to the chagrin of her well-bred, haughty associates.
We can only hope for the film to live up to the glorious and infamous reputation of the book!