Jackee Harry Is Also On The Cast

Lifetime has ordered the latest remake of Pride and Prejudice that is based on life in the ATL. The upcoming film is called Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta and Reginae Carter, daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright, is set to have a role.


According to Deadline,

Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta features an African-American cast led by Reginald VelJohnson as Reverend Bennet, a pastor of a prominent Southern Baptist church, and his wife, Mrs. Bennet (Jackée Harry), author of a self-help book on how to find the perfect husband. Needless to say, Mrs. Bennet is less than thrilled that all five of their daughters — Lizzie (Tiffany Hines), Jane (Raney Branch), Mary (Brittney Level), Lydia (Reginae Carter) and Kitty (Alexia Bailey) — are still single. When the very eligible Will Darcy (Juan Antonio) arrives in town, Mrs. Bennet sets her sights on the handsome bachelor for daughter Lizzie, leading to a comedic modern-day take on themes familiar to fans of the novel.”

Many are familiar with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The book, which was the only one published by the classic author, centers around Elizabeth Bennett who comes to understand nineteenth-century culture the hard way. Making hasty judgments is not in her best interest but love is definitely a factor in all things.

How will the new take on the classic that comes in the form of Pride and Prejudice: Atlanta look? We’ll have to wait and see how this film, directed by Rhonda Baraka, turns out!

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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