Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Adds Jack Huston

We learned last week that movement is finally being made on the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane Austen reimagining, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Today, Deadline reports that the cast has a new addition in “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston. He’ll play George Wickham opposite Lily James (Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennett, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, and Sam Riley (Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy.

Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) is directing the adaptation of the best-selling book, which offers an “expanded” version of the Austen classic. The book tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.

Scripted by Steers and David O. Russell, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will be produced by Natalie Portman, Marc Butan, Sean McKittrick, Brian Oliver, Annette Savitch, Allison Shearmur and Tyler Thompson.

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