Stephenie Meyer’s New Film Credit: ‘Austenland’ Producer!Jul 5th, 2011 | By Stefanie | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Keri Russell, JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie will star in Austenland, an indie romantic comedy that is serving as the directorial debut of Jerusha Hess, who co-wrote Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre with her husband, helmer Jared Hess.
In a twist, the movie is also serving as the producing debut of Stephenie Meyer, author of the best-selling vampire books The Twilight Saga. Meyer has acted as a producer on the Twilight adaptations but this will be her first time working on non-authored fare.
Meyer is producing and financing the pic though her Fickle Fish Films banner, which she runs with Meghan Hibbett. Moxie Pictures’ Gina Mingacci is also producing.
Stephenie’s production company has a website (ficklefishfilms.com), but it’s still under construction. Austenland is a novel written by Stephenie’s friend, Shannon Hale, and the Twilight Lexicon has a great run-down of Stephenie and Shannon’s prior connections.
Have any of you read Austenland? I’m adding it to my to-read list now! Also, I love that J.J. Feilds will be in this movie! He played Henry Tilney in the most recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey!