On the news that “Brad ‘girly-man of Troy’ Pitt” will star in Pride & Prejudice

Darice responds to the news that Brad Pitt is set to star in a new screen adaptation of Pride & Prejudice:

Please pass along to Ms. Aulenback that I agree, Pitt is seriously miscast. Travesty! Horror of horrors!

I firmly admit that I have a strong Firth bias. But despite that bias, I firmly believe that Brad “girly-man of Troy” Pitt should go nowhere near Austen. Or I might have to threaten him away with a mob wielding pitchforks and torches.

Also, Keira Knightly is a lovely girl but she is just that — a girl. She’s not even as old as Elizabeth Bennet (“I am not one and twenty.”)! Plus, she’s beautiful, and Elizabeth isn’t supposed to be the prettiest sister. If Keira is Elizabeth, Jane better be a stunner.


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