Variety‘s Justin Kroll Tweeted that “Gossip Girl” and Green Lantern star Blake Lively has now also passed on director Craig Gillespie’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She was offered the role last month.
Rooney Mara and Emma Stone had already passed on the lead role, which once also had Natalie Portman attached.
Portman is still said to be producing the Lionsgate release, based on the best-selling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen.
Described as an expanded version of the Austen classic, the book tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.
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