British actress Keira Knightley is in talks to star in a movie version of the JANE AUSTEN period classic Pride And Prejudice.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star Knightley is reportedly in final negotiations to take on the role of ELIZABETH BENNET (corr), played by Greer Garson in the 1940 Hollywood version and Jennifer Ehle in the 1995 TV mini-series.

According to Tinseltown sources, the movie will be directed by NATURE BOY movie maker JOE WRIGHT and will begin shooting in August (04).

29/04/2004 21:32