Lifetime has a contemporary Pride and Prejudice film in the works.
The film, which has an all-Black cast is titled Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta and is set in an ATL church.
Among its stars are Jackee Harry, Tiffany Hines, Reginald VelJohnson, Raney Branch and Reginae Carter.
Jackee Harry, Reginald VelJohnson, Reginae Carter
According to TV Line:
Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) as preacher’s wife Mrs. Bennet, “who has just written a book about the importance of marriage in the African-American community.” Because of this, she isn’t pleased that her own daughters — Lizzie (Hit the Floor‘s Tiffany Hines, Jane (Being Mary Jane‘s Raney Branch), Mary (The Purge‘s Brittney Level), Lydia (Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta‘s Reginae Carter) and Kitty (newcomer Alexia Bailey) — remain single. That’s when Mrs. Bennet happens upon the oh-so-eligible Will Darcy (Empire‘s Juan Antonio), whom she tries to match with eldest daughter Lizzie. Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters) also stars as family patriarch Reverend Bennet
Kellee Stewart, Victoria Rowell and Keshia Knight Pulliam appear in supporting roles.
The film is directed by Rhonda Barka and written by Tracy McMillan.
Big Dreams Entertainment and Swirl Films produce Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta.