Now, Variety is reporting that Natalie Portman has signed on to produce the film and play Elizabeth Bennett.
“Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work,” producing-partner Annette Savitch said. “The idea of zombies running rampant in 19th Century England may sound odd, but it lends a modern sense of urgency to a well known love story.”
In the novel (published by Quirk Books), written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Bennett is distracted with her zombie hunting quest by the arrogant and socially awkward Mr. Darcy.
So basically, Lady Oyster and I will have the perfect date movie.