Love & Friendship is an upcoming romantic comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. It is based on Jane Austen’s 1871 epistolary novel Lady Susan. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry. It centres on Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), who seeks refuge at her in-laws estate while rumors about her private life circulate through society. Lady Susan then decides to find a husband for both herself and her daughter. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. The film is scheduled to be released on May 13, 2016, by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios.
Set in the 1790s, the widowed Lady Susan Vernon seeks refuge with her in-laws as rumors about her private life circulate through society. While staying at the estate, Lady Susan decides to find herself and her daughter, Frederica, a husband.