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Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein to Complete Unfinished Nora Ephron Script

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Michael Tran--FilmMagic Carrie Brownstein attends the press room at the 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

"Lost in Austen" will mark Carrie Brownstein's first time penning a feature film

Portlandia co-creator and star Carrie Brownstein has been hired to complete the late Nora Ephron’s unfinished adapted script for Lost in Austen.

The story follows Amanda, a modern day Brooklynite, who finds herself transported into the world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The original version appeared as a British miniseries, which aired in 2008.

Ephron — who penned scripts for When Harry Met Sally, Julie & Julia and You’ve Got Mail, among others — died in 2012 after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2006. At the time of her death, she was developing the miniseries into a feature film for Columbia Pictures.

Though Brownstein has served as a co-writer on Portlandia since its 2011 debut, Lost in Austen will mark her first time writing a feature film. Sam Mendes, whose company Neal Street Productions will co-produce the project, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her.”


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