Now it’s being said that Blake Lively has been offered the lead role.
According to Twitch, the actress who currently stars on Gossip Girl, is the next in line to play the role of Elizabeth Bennett. The part has previously been passed up by Natalie Portman and was also offered to Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone.
The adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s story already has Portman signed on as a producer, but is still missing a lead actor. Though Lively hasn’t read the script yet, if she does accept the role it will be a big change for her and will finally give the film a face that it really needs.
The project has already gone through a few directors including Christopher Smith, David O Russell and Mike White. Now Craig Gillespie director of Lars and the Real Girl, is attached to direct.