In our lively discussion about Bridgerton, several readers have shared how much they lust for love Regé-Jean Page, the absurdly sexy British-Zimbabwean actor who plays Simon Basset aka the Duke of Hastings.

The show, already one of Netflix’s most watched shows ever, has proved that the world is more than ready for our favorite romances to be on the screen. Film it and we will come!

The classic romance I’d adore seeing an adaptation of is Loretta Chase’s perennial favorite novel, The Lord of Scoundrels.Its feminist heroine, bantering wit, and winning humor make it a good choice for today’s savvy streamers. Casting it would be big fun. Here are my picks:

Jessica Trent: Zendaya

Sebastian Ballister, the Marquess of Dain: Henry Golding

Bertram Trent: Joe Alwyn

Genevieve, Lady Pembury: Vanessa Williams 

Francis Beaumont: Michael B. Jordan

Who would you cast? And are their other pairings you’re dying to see? (Here’s one I’d watch in a skinny minute: Jennifer Hudson and Channing Tatum in Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ It Had to Be You.)

 

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