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One Last Movie For Nora Ephron

By Anne Cohen

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Nora Ephron may no longer be with us (sob!) but her work lives on.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “Portlandia’s” Carrie Brownstein is set to complete and unfinished script by the late Ephron for an adapted British mini-series, “Lost in Austen.”

Sam Mendes, of “American Beauty” and “Skyfall” fame, is apparently attached as a producer.

“Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her,” Mendes told the Hollywood Reporter.

“Lost in Austen” tells the story of Amanda, who works and lives in modern-day Brooklyn, only to find herself transported back in time and across fictional planes into the magical world of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” So, basically, Hannah Horvath with more manners and bonnets.

Ephron, who, if you’re one of those people who’s rom com averse, brought us such gems as “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “You’ve Got Mail,” was working on the script for at the time of her death in 2012.

Welcome back, Nora! We’ve missed you. .


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