Last week Amy reported on James McAvoy's cheeky and tounge-in-cheek speculation regarding Jane Austen. This week filming begins on an adaptation of the popular novel The Jane Austen Book Club starring Jimmy Smits, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kevin Zegers, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Grace, and Amy Brenneman reports The Book Standard. The plot of JABC revolves around the sexcapades of a group of California book club members whose discussion apparently gets a little too stimulating.
Regular Romancing the Tome readers will recognize Hugh Dancy from Daniel Deronda, King Arthur, Elizabeth I, and those Burberry ads. He's also attached to the upcoming werewolf tale Blood and Chocolate, an adapation of Susan Minot's tear-jerker Evening, and Bronte, a 2007 film starring Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Ben Chaplin. --Kim