"Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer to produce romantic comedy "Austenland"

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Author Stephenie Meyer arrives at the premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephenie Meyer Frazer Harrison

Author Stephenie Meyer at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere on June 24, 2010, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS) - Stephenie Meyer is moving on from vampires. The author of the best-selling "Twilight" series is producing the romantic comedy "Austenland," based on the Shannon Hale novel of the same name.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Jerusha Hess, who co-wrote "Napolean Dynamite," and will star Keri Russell, JJ Field and Bret McKenzie.

It will tell the story of a woman whose obsession with the "Pride and Prejudice" character Mr. Darcy is so extreme that it is hurting her love life. But after making her way to an Austen-themed English resort, she eventually falls for an actor playing Darcy.

Actors Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour, Rupert Vansittart and James Callis round out the cast.

"Austenland," which will be Meyer's first non-authored project, will reportedly begin shooting in the U.K. this week.

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  • Joyce Lee

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