January 18 DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker and producer Charlie Matthau is developing Hillary Manton Lodge’s novel Jane of Austin for a TV series.

Jane of Austin is a reworking of Sense and Sensibility, but set in modern Austin, Texas.

“Jane of Austin is one of the most charming books I have read in ages,” Matthau tells Deadline, “The three sisters are very warm and engaging characters that one could spend years with, and the Austin, Texas backdrop makes for a unique and timely setting.”

Hillary Manton Lodge, Author
JANE OF AUSTIN: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility; Random House/Waterbrook, 2017
Charlie Matthau, Producer













Lodge is represented by Transatlantic Agent, Sandra Bishop