Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Moves Into Movie Producing
Posted on Tue Jul 5, 2011 04:17 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -- Twilight saga author Stephenie Meyer is expanding her artistic talents to include producing, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Meyer will produce Austenland, an indie romantic comedy that will star Keri Russell and will be directed by Jerusha Hess, who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. This is Hess' directing debut.
Meyer has acted as a producer on the Twilight adaptations, but has never produced for any other movies. Like Twilight, Austenland is based on a book; Shannon Hale wrote the novel and Hale and Hess co-wrote the script.
Jennifer Coolidge and Jane Seymour will also star in the movie, which centers on a single, thirtysomething woman with a secret obsession with the Mr. Darcy character -- as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.