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James as Darcy

hollywood Updated: Dec 16, 2010 01:57 IST

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Scottish actor James McAvoy is reportedly set to star as William Darcy in a new horror adaptation of the Jane Austen classic

Pride and Prejudice

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The new film, named

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

, is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book and adds flesh-eating monsters to Austen’s period novel. Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has been linked to the role of Elizabeth Bennet, and McAvoy is in talks to play her leading love interest.