Twilight creator Meyer makes Sundance debut
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Stephenie Meyer knows all about obsessive fans. So it makes sense that the Twilight author should produce a movie about a woman who takes another writer's work a little too much to heart.
Meyer is a producer on the Sundance Film Festival premiere Austenland, adapted from her friend Shannon Hale's novel that follows the romantic misadventures of a Jane Austen devotee.
Austenland stars Keri Russell as a woman named Jane who is so fanatical about the Pride and Prejudice author's fiction that she blows her life savings to visit an Austen-themed British resort.
Jane is so fixated on finding her own Austen-style suitor that she has a life-size cut-out of Colin Firth as aloof suitor Mr. Darcy in a BBC production of Pride and Prejudice.