• "Persuasion" was published in 1817
  • The Netflix adaptation will be helmed by Carrie Cracknell
  • Production works will start in May 

Dakota Johnson will star in the Netflix "modern" adaptation of Jane Austen's "Persuasion." The 31-year-old actress has been roped in to be a part of the movie by Netflix and MRC Entertainment.

The Netflix drama will be helmed by British theatre director Carrie Cracknell, who directed the popular broadway drama "Sea Wall / A Life" starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge. "Persuasion" will mark Cracknell's first feature film project and the production of the movie has been scheduled to start in May.

The screenplay is penned by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow, while Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie will serve as producers. Netflix and MRC said the upcoming project will be a modern approach to "a beloved story while still remaining true to Jane Austen's classic novel."

"Living with her snobby family on the brink of bankruptcy, Anne Elliot is an unconforming woman with modern sensibilities. When Frederick Wentworth — the dashing one she once sent 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," according to a logline provided by Netflix.

"Persuasion" was Austen's last novel and was published in 1817, six months after her death. This is not the first feature movie to be created based on an Austen novel. "Pride and Prejudice," directed by Joe Wright, was based on Austen's novel by the same name.

Similarly, "Sense and Sensibility," "Bridget Jones's Diary," "Emma," "Mansfield Park," "Northanger Abbey" and "Love & Friendship" were also adaptations of Austen's novels.

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star will be seen in the movie "The Lost Daughter," which stars Paul Mescal and Oliver Jackson-Cohen in key roles. The movie is slated to release on Jan. 7, 2022.

Besides "The Lost Daughter," the actress will also star in "Am I Ok?" which is currently under post-production. Johnson serves as a producer on this project and it also stars Sonoya Mizuno, Tig Notaro and Jermaine Fowler.

The actress was last seen in two musical dramas, "The Nowhere Inn" and "The High Note," which were released in 2020.

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Pictured: Dakota Johnson at the special UN event in Los Angeles on Aug. 10, 2016. Getty Images/Jason Lewis