Will Brad be the new Mr Darcy?07/05/2004 - 10:07:25
It’s been wall-to-wall Brad and Jen this week, with Jennifer Aniston sobbing over the Friends finale and Brad Pitt baring almost all to promote his new film, Troy, but showbiz insiders can feel a controversy coming on.
What are all the Colin Firth fans going to say about Brad snaring his role of Mr Darcy in yet another big screen version of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?
Bend it Like Beckham’s Keira Knightley will play the heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, and a jolly nice job she will make of it.
But Darcy was the part that made Firth, who had women around the world swooning over his performance in the 1995 BBC adaptation. Brad is the producer’s favourite, but hasn’t yet signed on.
Perhaps he wants to check out how he looks in a tailcoat and britches.
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