BAFTA Rising Star Award Winner Jack O’Connell (“‘71”, “Unbroken”, “Godless”) and Matthew Duckett have joined Golden Globe Winner Emma Corrin in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” for Sony’s 3000 Pictures and Netflix. The film is the first to be produced under the new partnership where Sony Pictures will offer Netflix a first look at any films it intends to make for streaming – but it is not yet clear if it will be globally available via the streaming service.
Corrin will play Lady Chatterley in this female-focused re-telling of the classic D.H. Lawrence novel: a story well ahead of its time, we follow the life of Lady Chatterley, a woman born to a life of wealth and privilege, who soon finds herself married to a man that she eventually falls out of love with. Lady Chatterley engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more desire and intimacy than she thought possible. When she realizes that she has fallen heart and soul, she breaks all traditions of the day and seeks happiness with the man she loves.
Filming will begin in the UK in Fall/Autumn.