It’s been so long since there has been any casting news regarding the adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover was reported. In March, it was first reported that The Crown star Emma Corrin was attached to play another high-society lady in the romantic drama Lady Chatterley’s Lover, about a scandalous affair between star-crossed lovers.
Deadline has exclusively learned that Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Matthew Duckett (Tartuffe) have joined Golden Globe winner Corrin in Lady Chatterley’s Lover for Sony’s 3000 Pictures and Netflix.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be the first film developed under the new deal, in which Sony Pictures will provide Netflix with the first look at any movie it plans to develop for streaming.
Sources told Deadline that while Sony will not distribute the film, Netflix can still choose to have it run theatrically.
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Mustang) will direct the film. David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland) wrote the script.
Based on D.H. Lawrence’s classic novel that was initially published in Italy and France in the 1920s. However, it wasn’t published in the United States until 1959 due to the written text vulgarity.
The story follows the life of Lady Chatterley, who is born to the rich and affluent, and due to society’s expectations, finds herself married to a man that she doesn’t love, and so begins a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, discovering more passion and intimacy than she thought possible. When she discovers that she fell heart and soul, she breaks all expectations and traditions to find happiness with the man she loves.