Preview by: Jack Foley
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single
man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
PRIDE & Prejudice, the latest star-studded adaptation of
Jane Austen's classic novel, is being released in UK cinemas from
The film stars Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet and Matthew
Macfadyen as Fitzwilliam Darcy, as well as Donald Sutherland and
Brenda Blethyn (as Mr and Mrs Bennet) and a supporting cast including
Judi Dench, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone and Tom Hollander.
It is described as a fresh yet faithful adaptation of the original
novel, which follows the adventures of Elizabeth Bennet, her four
sisters and their attempts to find husbands.
When a wealthy bachelor and his circle of sophisticated friends
take up summer residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are
abuzz with hope that potential suitors will be in full supply.
But once Elizabeth meets up with
Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen), what seemed at first like a match
made in heaven quickly becomes one of the most classic battles
of the sexes ever portrayed in literature.
The film was shot entirely on location in the UK, including Derbyshire,
Wiltshire and Kent, and is directed by Joe Wright, in what marks
his feature film debut.
Wright has, however, cut his teeth on TV and his recent drama,
Charles II: the Pride and the Passion, was nominated for five
BAFTA Awards, winning Best Drama Series and Best Costume.
The screenplay has been adapted by Deborah Moggach, the prize-winning
author of numerous television screenplays including Stolen, Goggleyes,
See- Saw, Close Relations and Final Demand.
Her many novels include the bestselling Tulip Fever and Porky.
The film is being backed by Working Title Films, the company
behind some of the biggest British hits of recent years, including
Four Weddings and A Funeral and Love
It is expected to be one of the biggest hits of the autumn cinema
Watch the trailer...