Director Burr Steers big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane Austen reimagining, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has found its Mr. Collins. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith has joined the cast of the upcoming feature, which begins production one week from today.
Smith joins a cast that already includes Lily James (Cinderella) as Elizabeth Bennett, Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows) as one of the other four Bennett sisters, Sam Riley (Maleficent) as Mr. Darcy and Jack Huston as Wickham.
The story 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.
Smith can be seen coming up in Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River.
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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