By Jake Perlman
August 05, 2014 at 11:37 PM EDT
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Lost in Austen

Emmy-nominated writer Carrie Brownstein is taking her words to the big screen.

The Portlandia co-creator and star has been hired to complete the screenplay for Lost in Austen, first started by Nora Ephron, who died in 2012 after a battle with leukemia. The film, based on the original U.K. television series written by Guy Andrews, tells the modern day story of Brooklynite Amanda, who suddenly finds herself transported to the literary world of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. 

“Carrie is smart and funny and original, and the project is very lucky to have her,” producer Sam Mendes said in a statement. In addition to her work on the hit IFC seriesBrownstein will appear in Jill Soloway’s upcoming Amazon dramedy Transparent. The film will mark Brownstein’s feature writing debut.

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