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Lively passes on zombie film role

Blake Lively has apparently said no to a role in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

The Green Lantern actress had been offered the lead of Elizabeth Bennet in Craig Gillespie's upcoming movie, but Variety now reports that she has "officially passed".

"Casting update, news broke a couple weeks back that Blake Lively was offered lead in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. She has officially passed," the magazine tweeted.

Rooney Mara is also thought to have turned down the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel.

Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson and Mia Wasikowska had been in the running for the part.

Dominic Cooper is already on board as Mr Darcy.

Craig had been hoping to get Pride And Prejudice And Zombies rolling in 2012, but the latest setback could spell a further delay.

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