Netflix ‘Persuasion’: 5 things to know about romantic period drama starring Dakota Johnson

Netflix ‘Persuasion’: 5 things to know about romantic period drama starring Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson in a still from ‘Persuasion’ (Netflix)

We all know that people and fans around the world still love the countless adaptations of the iconic author Jane Austen’s novels into films and series. So, this time Netflix is set to bring another Austen novel to screen with 'Persuasion'. The film is based on Austen’s sixth book which was published post her death back in 1817. This film adaptation promises to give a modern-day contemporary touch to the classic Austen story of the 18th century.
Fans who have loved watching period dramas on Netflix like ‘The Crown’, ‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Anne with an E’ are definitely going to be spellbound with ‘Persuasion’.


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When is ‘Persuasion’ releasing and where can you watch it?

The awaited historical period romantic drama film ‘Persuasion’ is releasing globally by July 15, 2022 on Netflix at 3:01 am EST.

What is ‘Persuasion’ all about?

The film which is adapted from the iconic author Jane Austen’s sixth book that got published post her death back in 1817, tells the story about Anne Elliot who lives with her snobby and insufferable family that is on the verge of bankruptcy. Anne is an eccentric modern-day woman who has to make a choice between letting go of the past or listening to her heart that is all about giving second chances when Frederick Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis) the one that she let go comes back into her life out of the blue.

The official synopsis reads, “Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth (Jarvis) — the dashing one she let get away — crashes back into her life, Anne must choose between putting the past behind her or listening to her heart when it comes to second chances”.

Who stars in ‘Persuasion’?

The following star cast has been confirmed for the film.

Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot

The American model, producer and starlet Dakota Johnson is best known and loved for her strong performance as Anastasia Steele in the superhit erotic ‘Fifty Shades’ film trilogy franchise. She has also appeared in films like ‘How To Be Single’, ‘Suspiria’, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, ‘Wounds’, ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’, ‘The High Note’ and ‘The Lost Daughter’. She is going to surprise fans with her upcoming role of Anne Elliot in the historical period drama film ‘Persuasion’.

Dakota Johnson in a still from ‘Persuasion’ (Netflix)

Other actors in the film ‘Persuasion’ include Cosmo Jarvis, Henry Golding, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Richard E. Grant and several others.


The movie has been directed by Carrie Cracknell and the script has been written by Ronald Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow. The film has been produced by Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie.


The teaser and trailer for ‘Persuasion’ has not been released yet. We will update this space as soon as it is out.

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