Lily James is an actress that truly seems like she’s on the precipice of being a massive star. She’s had a number of prominent roles in big films, such as her most well-known performance in “Baby Driver” and her recent starring role in Ben Wheatley’s “Rebecca.” But she has yet to fully break out in a massive way. Perhaps that’s what will happen after “The Pursuit of Love?”
As seen in the trailer for the new British series, “The Pursuit of Love” is based on Nancy Mitford’s novel of the same name and follows James as a young charismatic woman, Linda Radlett. Set in the time between World War I and II, Radlett finds herself sucked into a world of misadventures and sexual exploration, which makes her a bit of an anomaly for her time.
The new series stars James in the lead role, and judging by this footage, she’s having the time of her life in “The Pursuit of Love.” She’s joined in the cast by Emily Beecham, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, and Assad Bouab. The series is written and directed by Emily Mortimer. “The Pursuit of Love” marks the directorial debut for Mortimer, who most people will recognize from her long acting career. Previously, she also wrote the 2015 series, “Doll and Em.”
“The Pursuit of Love” is coming soon to the BBC and Amazon Prime Video. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Written and directed by Emily Mortimer, The Pursuit of Love is a romantic comedy-drama about love and friendship. An adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s celebrated novel and set in Europe between the two World Wars, the story follows the adventures and misadventures of the charismatic and fearless Linda Radlett, played by Lily James and her best friend and cousin Fanny Logan, played by Emily Beecham.