We don’t need to go over the endless iterations of Pride and Prejudice in film and television because snore and also because obviously and then finally because I provided one link, which is enough. “This-a book-a is-a popular among-a those looking to cash-a in on timeless themes without-a having to think of their own-a plots!” That was an unkind caricature of an Italian pizza chef, probably, whose reading of the situation I agree with. This time Jennifer Love Hewitt, keeper of The Client List HERSELF, is involved! And also Lifetime! From The Hollywood Reporter:

Lifetime is looking for a new Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

The female-skewing cable network is teaming with Jennifer Love Hewitt to develop Darcy’s Town, a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s literary classic Pride and Prejudice set in a small Virginia town.

The Lifetime drama is being penned by Sheryl Anderson (Charmed), exec produced by Hewitt and hails from the actress-producer’s Fedora Films and Cineflix. Jeanie Bradley, Fedora’s head of development and production, brought the project to Lifetime.

BUT HOW WILL THEY UPDATE IT THIS TzzzzZzzzzZZZZzzz. This is not going to be good, probably, I think it’s safe to say, so maybe a better question is: What is your DREAM Pride and Prejudice adaptation? Does it take place in space, on a spaceship? But the players aren’t humans, they’re dogs? Because humans have died but before they died they put a bunch of human brains in dogs heads, so now dogs are humans but with dog bodies? And they have to live in space because Earth has been destroyed? If that’s your dream Pride and Prejudice remake then I agree. If it’s not, what is it? You have one, right? It’s ok if you’ve commented with your dream Pride and Prejudice adaptation before, you can just copy and paste so we have them all in one place and know where to find them!! #121212

Comments (34)
  1. this is so boring! there a so many great things that hollywood can copy off of if they’re so out of ideas! boring boring boring!

  2. Well Clueless was the best Emma remake. Hmmm. My ideal remake of P&P would be a gay version. Have they done that yet? Preferably a gay version with Colin Firth getting out of water again. I also think it should be extra sassy if it’s gonna be gay. Like sassy to the point where all you hear are a bunch of S’s and you have to have subtitles.

  3. Pride and Prejudice are twins who have always had a troubled relationship ever since their parents were killed in a car crash and they were sent to live with different foster families. Now Pride has taken over the land development business started by his foster family, and is intent on tearing down the old warehouse where Prejudice practices with her dance crew. Can Prejudice save both her warehouse AND her relationship with her brother?

  4. I’ve never read Pride & Prejudice. I should probably just wait for this Jennifer Love Hewitt version.

  5. I am pro any remake of anything as long as I can sum it up to people as x IN SPACE.

  6. A group of lions are forced to question their social norms and longstanding beliefs when a lioness wants to marry an antelope.

  7. Pride and Extreme Prejudice starring the cast of The Expendables

  8. “Darcy’s Town”? let me guess. he’s a sheriff….

  9. My ideal version would be set in outer space, maybe on the space station from Xenon: Girl of the 21st Century, and it would be gender reversed. So instead of five sisters it’s a futuristic five-piece boy band and they’re played by Joe Manganiello, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alexander Skarsgard, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Max Greenfield. Their manager is a high-strung robot voiced by Alan Cumming and he’s convinced the only way for the band to achieve fame is to marry them off to super rich space-ladies.

    Luckily, Michelle Williams and Rashida Jones arrive at the space station, but there’s a misunderstanding where Rashida Jones insults Benedict Cumberbatch’s dance moves but it’s only because she has the space equivalent of jetlag and they eventually fall in love and get married on the moon.

  10. As someone originally from “a small Virginia town” I am pre-offended by this project.

  11. Now with 100% more vajazzling!

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