James Mcavoy to play Darcy in zombie `Pride & Prejudice`?

London: Scottish actor James McAvoy is reportedly set to star as William Darcy in a new horror adaptation of the Jane Austen classic `Pride and Prejudice`.

The new film, named `Pride and Prejudice and Zombies`, is based on Seth Grahame-Smith`s book and adds flesh-eating monsters to Austen`s period novel.

Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson has been linked to the role of Elizabeth Bennet, and `Wanted` star McAvoy is in talks to play her leading love interest, reported a daily.

Austen`s classic novel was previously revived in a 2005 version starring Keira Knightley, who won an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the leading lady.