It looks like the lead female role of Elizabeth Bennet in the long awaited film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies might end up being none other than Blake Livey (Green Lantern). According to sources director Craig Gillespie has been meeting with the actress, and that she actually been offered the role. The big question is will she take it or not?
Emma Stone was offered the role and she turned it down, Natalie Portman is a producer on the film and was offered the lead role, but she turned down the lead role well. Both Mia Wasikowska and Scarlett Johansoon have circled the part, but they aren't doing it. Lionsgate seems to have had a rough time putting this movie together and getting it into production.
I don't watch Gossip Girl, and I didn't think she was really that great of an actress in Green Lantern, but I can't deny her good looks. I guess with the right direction she could pull of the part. The studio is running out of young actresses to try and cast, so I guess in the end Lively isn't a bad choice. The book is an expanded version of the the Jane Austen classic. It tells the story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.
What are your thoughts on Blake Livey possibly in the lead role of this movie?