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If this report from Twitch proves to be correct and the makers of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” have actually offered the female lead to “Gossip Girl” actress Blake Lively, there no longer seems to be any point to make the movie, since there seems to be almost no interest from a viable Hollywood actress to star in it. You’d think there would be plenty of ladies who would jump at the chance of fronting a major studio Hollywood flick. You’d be wrong.
After losing one director after another, before finally landing “Fright Night’s” Craig Gillespie (well, at least for now), the movie still seems unable to land a female lead. Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasikowska, and even the film’s producer Natalie Portman seems to have no interest starring in the picture. So much so that Gillespie and company have no offered the role to … Blake Lively?
The pretty but wholly generic girl from “Green Lantern”? The one currently more famous for taking nude pictures of herself than any of her roles? Yes, that one.
Eh, just kill this movie already, guys. There has to be a reason no one wants to make it, and why directors keep jumping ship. Maybe it’s the script. Maybe people attach themselves thinking the premise is cool, then after a night’s sleep, realizing it’s just, well, dumb. Then again, they did manage to get that movie about Abraham Lincoln fighting vampires into production, so…