Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is apparently being lined up to play Jane Austen's brooding romantic hero Mr Darcy.
The 30-year-old British actor is the favourite to star in a BBC adaptation of Death Comes To Pemberley - a 2011 PD James murder story based around the characters of Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet from Austen's classic novel Pride And Prejudice.
Dan - who recently completed a successful stint on Broadway after quitting Downton - is thought to be competing against Les Miserables' Eddie Redmayne and Dancing On The Edge's Matthew Goode for the part, according to the Daily Mirror.
Producer David Thompson said: "Imagine the two of them together in the series as husband and wife."
In the book, Elizabeth finds herself thrown into a classic whodunnit murder mystery story after her wayward sister Lydia arrives, screaming that her husband, George Wickham, has been murdered.