Watch Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan” as Done Up by Whit Stillman in Trailer for “Love and Friendship”

The refined, precise hand of writer/director Whit Stillman (Metropolitian, The Last Days of Disco) has been at work adapting Jane Austen’s Lady Susan into Love and Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

It takes someone like Stillman to draw out the Austen’s humor for modern audiences and it looks like he did indeed pulled it off. See for yourself in see this trailer, 

Look for Love and Friendship in theaters starting May 13th.