Sunday, October 17, 2010

Latest "Pride Prejudice and Zombie's" News

With the Wolverine job all but sealed, what'll be the next hot job directors will compete for? I'm told a lot of helmers are lining up for Lionsgate's Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, the Seth Grahame-Smith revisionist novel that enhances Jane Austen's tale of class and manners in 19th Century England with the much-needed infusion of bloodthirsty brain-eating zombies.

  I'm told that after Natalie Portman backed out of playing Elizabeth Bennet, David O Russell had Scarlett Johansson ready to play the heroine and Bradley Cooper to play Mr. Darcy. Then, Russell himself left to focus on his collaboration with Vince Vaughn Old St. Louis and  Uncharted: Drake's Fortune at Sony. Lionsgate claims no cast is set and that other actors are in the mix too. And certainly a new director might want to pick their own leads. So consider them front runners,  and Johansson showed she can handle the action when she played Black Widow in Iron-Man 2. Directors are lining up because the Pride, Prejudice and Zombies script that Russell leaves behind is strong. Don't be surprised to see David Slade in the mix here.

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