Does Jane Austen Own The Movies?

I’d like to make it through just one year of my adult life without a movie — period or contemporary — based on or inspired by Jane Austen. Latest installment: Kim Izzo’s debut fiction novel, “The Jane Austen Marriage Manual,” has been bought for the movies. Izzo’s comic romance follows Austen fan and beauty editor Kate Shaw — single, on the verge of 40 and newly jobless — who embarks on a freelance assignment to explore the reality of marrying for money over love in the modern age. It’s described as being “Bridget Jones” meets ‘Sex and the City.” But isn’t every chick-lit project pitched that way?

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