Last month, we reported that Gossip Girl star Blake Lively was offered the female lead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Now it seems the actress has passed on the role, according to a tweeet from Variety reporter Justin Kroll. Here's what he had to say below.

"Casting update, news broke a couple weeks back that Blake Lively was offered lead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. She has officially passed"
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Actresses such as Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Mia Wasikowska, and Scarlett Johansson have previously passed on the Elizabeth Bennett role as well.

Craig Gillespie is directing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith, which he adapted from his own novel.