I was over at IMDB checking out some other stuff, and I noticed that there is a new TV version of Persuasion in the works. Check out the summary. I’m a curmudgeonly creature of habit. I like the old version: Ciaran Hinds (mmmm) as Captain Wentworth; Amanda Root as Anne. Now, Rupert Penry-Jones is hawt — I’ve caught him in a couple of episodes of MI-5/Spooks — but in my mind he’s not Wentworth. I can’t imagine him reading or saying “I can listen no longer in silence…I am half agony, half hope…” And who is Sally Hawkins? Is she Anne Elliot? I can’t tell. I wonder if this will air or be available in the US?