Columbia Pictures, Neal Street Productions and Good Universe have hired Portlandia co-creator Carrie Brownstein to complete the Nora Ephron script.

The assignment marks the feature debut of the Emmy-nominated writer and the project is based on the original UK television series.

In Lost In Austen, a woman living and working in Brooklyn is transported into the fictional world of Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice.

“Carrie is smart and funny and original and the project is very lucky to have her,” said Sam Mendes, producer and partner of Neal Street Productions.

Columbia Pictures, Mendes and Pippa Harris of Neal Street Productions will produce with Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.

Damien Timmer and Michele Buck of Mammoth Screen and Nicolas Brown of Neal Street are the executive producers alongside John Middleton, Roy Lee and Joe Drake. Erin Westerman will oversee the project for Good Universe.

Dan Freedman of Good Universe negotiated Brownstein’s deal on behalf of the producers. 

Ephron died in 2012.