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Thursday, December 17

Who's Perfect for the Role of Zombie Slaying Mr. Darcy?


Gentle Readers,

As you know, Natalie Portman will play zombie-chasing heroine, Elizabeth Bennet in a feature film (not a mini-series, as once rumored). She will be producing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies along with another female producer, Annette Savitch. "Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen's books," announces Annette. "And this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work."

There's been no announcement on which actor has been signed up to portray Mr. Darcy. I have a candidate in mind: Mr. Richard Armitage. Who is your favorite candidate for the role? Please cast your vote!

27 comments:

Heather Carroll said...

Good choice, I've often pondered upon this but I just can't decide!

Katy said...

Oooh, I think he'd be a good choice!

Charleybrown said...

Vic, I CAN'T believe you're suggesting RA for this role. Oh dear, I do hope they don't cast him in this because then I'd have to watch it! Sorry, but I just wish the zombies would go away. Hmmm, a wooden stake doesn't do it, nor garlic, what does one use to get rid of them?!

Vic said...

Hah! RA would be perfect. I'd suggest Mark Strong too, but he's too old for the part.

As for the Zombies going away - they won't! So sorry Charleybrown. I think the film is in the bag.

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

YES YES YES!!!!! I <3 RA and he would be PERFECT as Mr. Darcy!!!!He has my vote!

xoxo~ Renee

Katherine said...

While I love Richard Armitage's work in North and South I wouldn't want to see him as Mr. Darcy in a zombie P&P. A regular P&P, now, that I would really like.

nigel said...

Oh! Bring back Colin Firth, the readers at Jane Austen Today won't still their beating hearts until he exposes himself once more in any P&P adaption.

Firth would make a good Zombie!

Theresa said...

I was thinking, how awesome would it be if they got all the other Austen actors [Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth, Julia Sawalha, ect...] to actually BE the zombies!?
It would totally send me rolling on the floor in fits of laughter!

Kwana said...

I can always go for Richard.

Katxena said...

Jason Statham!!

Stephanie Perkins said...

Just chiming in to say yes, your choice is brilliant! Richard all the way.

Dira said...

Richard Armitage all the way, for me. Though, I wouldn't mind having Elliot Cowan as Darcy.

Ruth said...

I love and adore RA with ever fiber of my being, and I think he would be a wonderful Mr. Darcy, but I'm more than a little disturbed at the thought of him playing a ZOMBIE-slaying Darcy. I'm with Charleybrown on this one...though if he's cast I will go see it.

Connie Onnie said...

Ok you guys are probably going to kick me out for saying this but Sam Worthington. He was in the new Terminator movie and is the star of Avatar and the up coming remake of Clash of The Titans. He is Australian and I saw an interview being asked if he was injured during filming. And he said "yeah we are making a terminator movie not Pride & Prejudice" and ever since I have wanted to see him in any kind of P&P remake.

Raquel said...

Vic,

very, very good idea!

Melanie said...

I was watching North & South last night, and I can definitely picture him as Darcy. I'd rather see both Natalie Portman and him in a regular adaptation rather than a zombified one. I've had the book on my shelf for a couple months, but I've been avoiding it...

Jessica Ashmore said...

how come i'm just now hearing about this site?
and i didn't know p&p&z was being made into a movie!
i am so behind

Marlyn said...

Hugh Jackman!

Nonna Beach said...

Ever since I heard about this movie being made, I have pictured TOM HARDY ( Wuthering Heights Jan. 2009 PBS ) as Darcy !

Laurel Ann said...

Luv RA - but Vic, he looks rather zombied in that photo! Sure he not already undead?

;-) LA

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I totally agree with Charleybrown: I'd like to see as much as I can with Richard Armitage in it but ... zombies or vampires... no please! It would be such an effort ... Anyway, I think I'd courageously face the sacrifice ...only for RA!;-)

Milka said...

Wow, RA as Darcy would be pretty great! Then I would really have to watch the movie even though I did not like the book that much.

Odessa said...

I have to agree that if anyone would be fantastic as Mr. Darcy, Zombie Slayer it would be Richard. Though, as someone else mentioned, Tom Hardy would be rather good as well.

Adriana Zardini said...

Vic, of course here in Brazil we choose Richard! But we think they may choose an actor famous in hollywood, so we are suggesting: Hugh Jackman because of his role in Kate and Leopold (almost a Darcy) and Gabriel in Van Helsing!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd watch anything with RA, and I've always dreamed of him playing Darcy. He'd be great with Portman too. I just hate the whole zombie idea.

Liachristo said...

I Liked. Good!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that they are destroying one of the greatest pieces of literature in history! Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of and can't believe that it's popular!