Russell plays Jane Hayes, a single woman who travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search for her own Mr. Darcy, in the Jerusha Hess-directed movie.
Keri Russell's ideal man is apparently a fictional one, at least this is what is featured in director/writer Jerusha Hess' upcoming rom-com "Austenland". As shown in the first trailer for the film, Russell's love for Mr. Darcy, the "Pride and Prejudice" character, is so big that her room is loaded with everything related to the handsome fictional British gentleman.
The video later follows "August Rush" actress Russell embarking on a seemingly fun trip to a Jane Austen-themed resort in England. Glimpses of Jennifer Coolidge as Miss Elizabeth Charming and Bret McKenzie, whose character Martin seems to have caught the attention of Russell's, are also teased in the trailer.
Based on Shannon Hale's 2007 novel, the movie introduces Russell as Jane Hayes, a single thirty-something woman who gets obsessed with Jane Austen's 1813 novel. Travelling to a British resort called Austenland, in which the Austen era is re-created, Hayes is determined to find her perfect gentleman that is no less charming than Mr. Darcy.
Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart and James Callis are added to the cast ensemble, taking on supporting roles.
"Austenland" is set for a limited release in the U.S. on August 16.