Golden Globe winner Emma Corrin will star with Jack O’Connell and Matthew Duckett in Sony’s 3000 Pictures and Netflix’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. This will be the first picture created as part of the new collaboration, in which Sony Pictures will give Netflix early access to any movie it plans to develop for streaming. The arrangement was unveiled in April, and it allowed Sony to give Netflix a first look at any films it plans to create directly for streaming or subsequently license for streaming, with Netflix agreeing to make a number of those films throughout the life of the contract.
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who directed The Mustang, will direct Lady Chatterley’s Lover. scribe for Life of Pi The script was written by David Magee. Blueprint Pictures’ Laurence Mark, Pete Czernin, and Graham Broadbent, all of whom have won Academy Awards, are producing.
We follow the life of Lady Chatterley, a lady born into a life of money and luxury who soon finds herself married to a man she finally falls out of love with, based on the famous D.H. Lawrence novel, a narrative way ahead of its time. Lady Chatterley has an affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate, and she discovers more passion and closeness than she ever imagined. When she discovers she has fallen in love with the guy she loves, she defies all social conventions and pursues happiness with him.
3000 Pictures executives Marisa Paiva and Nikki Cooper are in charge of the project. O’Connell, who is best known for his appearances in 71 and Unbroken, just completed production for the BBC’s SAS: Rogue Heroes, a six-part drama based on Ben Macintyre’s book of the same name, which chronicles the origins of the famed Special Forces organization. He was most recently seen in Andrew Haigh’s five-part AMC/BBC drama The North Water, in which he played a disgraced ex-army surgeon who joins an ill-fated whaling expedition to the Arctic in the late 1850s as ship’s doctor. In addition to his many well-received television appearances, O’Connell has also starred in critically praised films such as Money Monster Little Fish and Starred Up.