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Television director Joe Wright was hired in early 2004,  making Pride & Prejudice his directional feature film debut.  He was considered a surprising choice for a film in the romance drama genre due to his past work with social realism .   Wright's body of work had impressed the producers,  who were looking for a fresh perspective;  they sent him a script despite the fact that Wright had not read the novel.   He commented that at the time, "I didn't know if I was really all that interested; I thought I was a little bit more mainstream than this, a bit more edgy. But then I read the script and I was surprised I was very moved by it".  He next read the novel, which he called "an amazing piece of character observation and it really seemed like the first piece of British Realism. It felt like it was a true story; had a lot of truth in it about understanding how to love other people, understanding how to overcome prejudices, understanding the things that separate us from other people ... things like that."