Lily Allen To Make First Feature Film

The pop star will appear with Stephen Fry and Russell Brand

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Lily Allen is to make her acting debut in a new spoof version of classic Jane Austen novel Pride And Prejudice.

Following in the footsteps of her father Keith and brother Alfie who are both actors, the pop singer will play the role of Lydia Bennet in Jane Austen Handheld. Comedian Russell Brand is to star alongside playing the role of her lover, George Wickham, BBC News reports.

Veteran Hollywood actress Carrie Fisher is set to play Lydia’s mother Mrs Bennett, whilst Stephen Fry is to play Mr Bennett.

The roles of Mr Darcy and Lizzie Bennett have yet to be cast in the £2.5 million production which is due to start production early next year.

The film has been scripted by Robert Farrar, whose previous writing credits include the ’99 comedy Bedrooms And Hallways starring Simon Callow and The Man Who Knew Too Little starring Bill Murray in 1997.

Jane Austen Handheld will be directed by Tristam Shapeero, who has previously worked on Brass Eye and Peep Show.


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