Natalie Portman to star in Pride & Prejudice and Zombies

natalie-portman06Well, this is an interesting development.  There were rumblings that Pride & Prejudice and Zombies was going to get the cinematic treatment, but I sort of shrugged them off at the time.

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.

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  • Amy December 14, 2009, 8:11 pm

    I could die happy