Emma Corrin Signs On To New Romance Film, ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’

The novel the new project is based on has quite the scandalous history

Having already mastered Diana, Princess of Wales, The Crown’s Emma Corrin has landed her next role, playing yet another high-society woman in a marriage stained by an affair. The Golden Globe and Critics Choice winner has signed on to star in a new romantic film, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Variety reports. 

According to the outlet, the new project shares a few similarities with that of her role in Netflix’s royal drama, where Corrin will take on the role of an upper-class woman who finds herself married to the wrong man and seeking refuge in an extramarital affair. 

The film is based on D.H. Lawrence’s novel of the same name, which follows the wealthy and privileged Lady Chatterley, who finds herself married to a man she doesn’t love and begins a scandalous affair with a gamekeeper no their English estated. 

Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who has previously worked on Mrs. America and The Actwill direct, while Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee is set to pen the script.

Intrigued? Below, everything you need to know about Emma Corrin in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. 

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The Film Will Be Based On D.H. Lawrence’s Novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Based on D.H. Lawrence’s novel, which was originally published in the 1920s. Lady Chatterley’s Lover tells the story of a wealthy titular woman “who finds herself married to a man she doesn’t love and engages in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate,” according to Variety.

Following its publication in Italy and France, the romance novel was barred from being printed in the United States because of obscenity, and according to The Washington Postthe book’s frank descriptions of sexuality meant booksellers faced jail time if they were caught selling it. Reed Smoot, a Republican Senator from Utah in the 1930s, even argued that the book was “written by a man with a diseased mind and a soul so black that he would even obscure the darkness of hell”, per Bustle

The book was later republished in 1959 to a U.S. audience, relabelled as The Book That Brought Good Sex Writing to the Masses by The New Republic.

Emma Corrin Wil Take On The Film’s Title Character.

Corrin will be co-starring alongside Jack O’Connell (known for his breakout role in Skins) and Matthew Duckett (who recently played Loyal in The Royal National Theatre’s production of Tartuffe). In short, the actress is in great company.

When Will Lady Chatterley’s Love Be Released? 

We’re yet to be given an official date for Corrin’s upcoming film, but the actress is also set to star alongside Harry Styles in the ’90s romantic drama, My Policeman. 

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