At this point, we can confirm that news of new entertainment is really the only thing tethering us to calendar dates and a sense of time, which is why the announcement that a new period drama c/o Netflix is music to our ears, as is the fact that The Crown's breakout star and ruler of our hearts, Emma Corrin will play a lead role in the filmic adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The seratonin of Corrin starring in another period drama hits like no other, so below is everything you need to know about the upcoming film, from the plot to the trailer.
The plot of Lady Chatterley’s Lover
What is the plot of Lady Chatterley's Lover? Sxc-ness is what! Gird your loins for this one, because apparently it's smuttier than Bridgerton, except it was written and published in Florence in 1928, and was only released in England four years later after being expurgated. Almost 30 full years after that was the full, 50 Shades version released in New York and London in 1960.
The hot and heavy plot follows Constance Chatterley, who is married to Sir Clifford, a wealthy land owner who is paralysed from the waist down and spends most of his time reading and focussed on his grand estate, Wragby. Feeling unlucky in love and probably quite bored/horny (our words), Constance finds herself passionately entangled with the estate’s gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. It develops into a classic love triangle and Constance must choose between the men.
FILM NEWS... Emma Corrin, Jack O'Connell, and Matthew Duckett will star in LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER.
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As mentioned previously, multi-talented angel Corrin will star as Constance Chatterley, alongside former Skins actor Jack O’Connell (!!) and Confession actor Matthew Duckett. If we could guess (hope) it's that O'Connell will star as the steamy gamekeeper, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Stay tuned for more updates on cast, the trailer - which has not yet been released - and more details here as they come.