We didn't know how badly we needed a Dakota Johnson-led Netflix adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion until now. On May 5, Variety revealed that Henry Golding would be joining Johnson for the upcoming Netflix film. Although we'd originally expected Golding to play the dashing Captain Wentworth, Deadline reported on May 17 that Cosmo Jarvis had been cast in the role. Poised as a modern retelling of Austen's final novel, the story follows 27-year-old Anne Elliot as she deals with the reality of her family's bankruptcy. As if Anne's life couldn't get any more confusing, her former fiancé, Frederick Wentworth, reenters her life just as the snobbish William Elliot makes his intentions known.
With a screenplay written by Ron Bass and Alice Victoria Winslow and Carrie Cracknell making her directorial debut, Persuasion is set to be a sweeping romantic drama. Rumored to have started fittings and rehearsals ahead of filming this month, there's still no word on if Captain Frederick Wentworth will even stay a captain in the adaptation. Ahead, you can see what we do know so far about the movie's cast.