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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lifetime developing 'Darcy's Town,' a Modern-Day 'Pride & Prejudice'

As the 200th anniversary publication for Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice fast approaches (January 28, 2013), the TV and Film adaptations for the classic novel seems to keep coming. First, there was Academy Award winner Natalie Portman's still-in-development Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (she was previously set to star and produced, but dropped out due to scheduling conflict...last I heard, she's still producing this film...no news update for this one at this time). Then, the late Director Nora Ephron was set to direct a film version of 'Lost In Austen' (with her recent death last June, no word if this film version of Lost in Austen will still happen...might be unlikely now, but it's still listed as in-development on IMDB), and the very recent The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (an online modernized version of P&P) starring Ashley Clements is currently playing in Youtube with 71 episodes uploaded here: Watch Lizzie's YouTube channel. Now, comes news via Hollywood Reporter that "Client List" star Jennifer Love Hewitt (Party of Five and Ghost Whisperer) is developing a new modern-day Pride and Prejudice adaptation on TV with Lifetime channel titled "Darcy's Town."

Read more info. about Jennifer Love Hewitt's "Darcy's Town" from the THR article below...
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lifetime Developing Modern-Day 'Pride & Prejudice' (Exclusive)

"Darcy's Town" will take place in a small Virginia town and be executive produced by the "Client List" star. 

Lifetime is looking for a new Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
The female-skewing cable network is teaming with Jennifer Love Hewitt to develop Darcy's Town, a modern retelling of Jane Austen's literary classic Pride and Prejudice set in a small Virginia town.

The Lifetime drama is being penned by Sheryl Anderson (Charmed), exec produced by Hewitt and hails from the actress-producer's Fedora Films and Cineflix. Jeanie Bradley, Fedora's head of development and production, brought the project to Lifetime.

Pride and Prejudice, first published in 1813, is set in 19th century England and revolves around the Bennet family and Elizabeth's love affair with Mr. Darcy. Lifetime's Darcy's Town marks the second Austen reimagining this development season. Boardwalk Empire's Margaret Nagle has set up a modern Sense and Sensibility at CBS; it revolves around three devoted sisters whose lives are upended when the father who abandoned them as children returns. Read full article here!



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