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Move over Colin Firth, Lifetime is reportedly looking at adapting a modern-day version of "Pride and Prejudice" for the small screen, to be produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hewitt and Lifetime are joining forces for "Darcy's Town," which will take place in a small Virginia town in the present day. The script is being penned by "Charmed" writer-producer Sheryl J. Anderson and the project originated at Hewitt's production company, Fedora Films.

Hewitt and Lifetime have an existing relationship, since the star currently headlines the network's drama series "The Client List," which was renewed for a second season earlier this year. Lifetime recently signed a first-look development deal with Fedora, and "Darcy's Town" joins a number of other projects Hewitt is working on with the cable network.

The most enduring version of "Pride and Prejudice" was a British television adaptation produced in 1995, starring Colin Firth as Mr. »


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