Pride and Prejudice: According to Variety, Keira Knightley is set to star in Pride and Prejudice, an adaptation of the Jane Austen classic for Working Title and Universal.

Joe Wright, who helmed the BBC miniseries "Charles II," is directing a script originally penned by Deborah Moggach ("Tulip Fever") and rewritten by Lee Hall ("Billy Elliot"). Filming begins in July.

Knightley will play Elizabeth Bennet, the eldest of five sisters in a British family ruled by a mother determined to marry her daughters into money.

Knightley just wrapped The Jacket for Warner Bros. and Mandalay, and she plays Guinevere in the Antoine Fuqua-directed King Arthur, which Disney opens July 7. Knightley is also expected to reprise her role in the back-to-back sequels to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean.

Brian B.