Emma Corrin in Talks to Star in Romantic Drama 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'

Based on D.H. Lawrence's novel, the story centers on the wealthy and privileged Lady Chatterley who has found herself in an torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate.

AceShowbiz - "The Crown" star Emma Corrin is stepping back in time to take on a new adaptation of "Lady Chatterley's Lover".

Fresh from her wins at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, the British actress is in negotiations to sign on as the leading lady for the period drama, which will be directed by "The Mustang"'s Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre from a script by "Life of Pi" writer David Magee, reports Deadline.com.

"Lady Chatterley's Lover", based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence, follows the life of socialite Lady Chatterley, who finds herself falling for her estate's gamekeeper during an extramarital affair, after growing apart from her husband, who was left paralysed from the waist down due to a war injury.

The book has been turned into various TV series and movies over the years, most recently as a 2015 BBC film starring Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden, and James Norton.

The casting report arrives atfter Corrin won the Golden Globe for actress in a television series (drama) for her portrayal of Princess Diana on the Netflix series "The Crown". She also nabbed the best actress award at the 2021 Critics' Choice Awards that took place on Sunday, March 7.

In her acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe, Corrin thanked the late royal. "Most of all, thank you so much to Diana," she said. "You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure I've ever imagined. On behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately in our hearts, thank you."

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