Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie Crawls Back from the Dead With New Actors

"Oh, I do say, brains!"

Recommended Videos

What a long, strange road it’s been for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie adaptation of that one book that was such a big deal back in 2009. It lost three directors and a Gossip Girl star, then got a cash infusion and an Instrumental new Lizzie Bennet. After over a year without a peep or a quiet undead groan of any sort, this time it’s actually being filmed, the studio swears. But which actors did they get to star?

That would be Downton Abbey’s Lily James (also our new Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennet, Maleficent‘s Sam Riley (ohai Diaval!) as Mr. Darcy, and Australian actress Bella Heathcote as “Elizabeth’s sister,” so probably Jane. Deadline tells us that Boardwalk Empire‘s Jack Huston is also in talks. As before, it’s being directed by Burr Steers, best known for 17 Again. Principal shooting will commence in September, unless of course the zombie apocalypse happens first.

What do you think? Personally, I was never looking forward to this movie all that much anyway, so I’m biased, but Jesus Christ, does anyone care about the “classic story… BUT WITH SUPERNATURAL CREATURES ADDED!” thing anymore? Didn’t that die with the inexorable flopitude of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which was based on another book by Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith? 2009-2012 was a weird time. But we’re all much older and wiser now, right?

Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, & Google +?


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Like ‘Damsel,’ These 10 Films Turn Fairytale Clichés on Their Heads
Millie Bobby Brown in a promotional shot for Netflix's Damsel
Read Article Sonic Found His Shadow in Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Read Article Rebecca Ferguson Defends Telling Her Story Despite Former Castmates’ Reactions: ‘It’s Not My Responsibility, To Be Honest’
Rebecca Ferguson poses at the Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning premiere in the UK
Read Article ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Screening Disrupted by Homophobic, Misogynistic Hecklers
Jackie and Lou sit together on the gym floor in Love Lies Bleeding.
Read Article Henry Cavill’s New War Movie Promises Blood, Guts, and Guy Ritchie Antics Galore
Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Related Content
Read Article Like ‘Damsel,’ These 10 Films Turn Fairytale Clichés on Their Heads
Millie Bobby Brown in a promotional shot for Netflix's Damsel
Read Article Sonic Found His Shadow in Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in 'John Wick: Chapter 4'
Read Article Rebecca Ferguson Defends Telling Her Story Despite Former Castmates’ Reactions: ‘It’s Not My Responsibility, To Be Honest’
Rebecca Ferguson poses at the Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning premiere in the UK
Read Article ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Screening Disrupted by Homophobic, Misogynistic Hecklers
Jackie and Lou sit together on the gym floor in Love Lies Bleeding.
Read Article Henry Cavill’s New War Movie Promises Blood, Guts, and Guy Ritchie Antics Galore
Henry Cavill in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare