Berlin: Charlotte Rampling Nabs Lead in Jane Austen Adaptation 'Sanditon'

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Goldcrest Films is financing and shopping the British film at the Berlin film market.

Oscar-nominee Charlotte Rampling has boarded the Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon, which Goldcrest Films has financed and is selling at the Berlin film market.

Rampling is to star as Lady Denham in the movie, which is set for a summer shoot in the U.K. by Fluidity Pictures, with Jim O'Hanlon directing and Guy de Beaujeu and Simon Reade producing. Reade wrote the screenplay.

"Charlotte Rampling is responsible for so many indelible performances. She is perfect for the crucial role of the scheming Lady Denham," said Pascal Degove, managing director of Goldcrest Films. No additional castings were immediately announced.

Rampling became the face of the 1960s when she starred in Georgy Girl, The Knack and Luchino Visconti's The Damned. More recently, the British actress starred in 2003's Swimming Pool and appeared in Lars von Trier's Melancholia.

Austen never finished Sanditon, a romantic comedy and her final novel begun in the final year of her life. Goldcrest’s Nick Quested and Degove are executive producing.