OSCAR winner Emma Thompson has been called in the help adapt the script for
the new film version of Pride And Prejudice.
Thompson starred and wrote the screenplay for 1995 hit SENSE AND
SENSIBILITY and is an expert in JANE AUSTEN, who wrote both books - and was
happy to assist producers with the new film, which stars Keira Knightley and
The screenplay was written by novelist DEBORAH MOGGACH and then re-written
by Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall.
Now Thompson - currently making new movie NANNY McPHEE - has been in
"relaxed conversations" with producers about "tweaking" the screenplay, writes
British newspaper the DAILY MAIL.
Rehearsals have just begun on the costume drama - Knightley will play
ELIZABETH BENNET and MacFadyen DR DARCY, alongside a supporting cast including
Brenda Blethyn and DAME Judi Dench.