Keri Russell's 'Austenland' getting national release through Sony Classics
Jerusha Hess comedy also stars JJ Feild and Jennifer Coolidge
Keri Russell has another potential Sundance hit on her hands.
Six years after the debut of her indie breakout "Waitress" at the 2007 edition of the Park City festival, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired "Austenland" (review), a comedy in which the actress stars as a "Pride and Prejudice"-obsessed woman who travels to a Jane Austen-themed resort to find the "perfect gentleman."
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For her part, Hess has been down this road before - she and husband Jared Hess's zeitgeist-capturing sleeper hit "Napoleon Dynamite" was nabbed by Fox Searchlight at Sundance 2004.
Does "Austenland" sound like a film you'd pay to see? Let us know in the comments.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs through January 27.
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