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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Casts Lily Collins As Elizabeth Bennet, Scourge of the Undead

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After chewing up and spitting out a long list of actresses, the recently resurrected Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie has found its star in Mirror Mirror‘s Lily Collins. This movie is happening, whether you like it or not.

The movie’s been shambling its way through Hollywood for years, losing directors and potential stars, among them Natalie Portman (who’s still co-producing), Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, and Mia Wasikowska. But a quick cash infusion last March made it seem like the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s book might actually make it to theaters sometime soon.

Not only does the film now have an up-and-coming actress as its star—though Collins is best known at this point for Mirror Mirror, she’s also starring in this summer’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an adaptation of the first book in Cassandra Clare‘s popular YA series—but a director as well. That’s Burr Steers, director of the Zac Efron films Charlie St. Cloud and 17 Again, plus the quite good (so I’ve heard) Igby Goes Down.

Between Collins and Steers I feel confident in saying the producers are aiming this zombie-shaped projectile firmly at a teenage audience. That’s OK. I wasn’t planning on seeing it anyway.

(via: The Hollywood Reporter)

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