Emma Corrin is fresh off playing Diana, Princess of Wales in Netflix’s The Crown, but she’s not done playing high society women. Corrin has signed on to star in romantic drama Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which will revolve around the scandalous affair between two star-crossed lovers.
The story is based on D.H. Lawrence‘s novel, and follows the wealthy and privileged Lady Chatterley, who finds herself married to a man she doesn’t love. She proceeds to engage in a torrid affair with a gamekeeper on their English estate.
The book was originally published in Italy and France in the 1920s, but an unexpurgated edition was not published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960. It was the subject of a watershed obscenity trial against the publisher Penguin Books, which won the case and quickly sold three million copies.
The wonderfully named Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, whose credits include Mrs. America and The Act, will direct the film. David Magee (Life Of Pi) will write the script, and 3000 Pictures is producing the big-screen adaptation.
This is a nice snag for Corrin, who just won a Golden Globe for The Crown. She recently starred in British comedy-drama Misbehaviour alongside Kiera Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley and she’s also signed on for another romantic drama, in which she’ll pair with Harry Styles in My Policeman.