UPDATE: Emma Stone Offered Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

UPDATE: Emma Stone has passed on the role.

Emma Stone has been offered the leading role in Craig Gillespie’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Variety reports.

Emma Stone would take over for the originally-rumored Natalie Portman, who remains on board the project as a producer. The film, based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s re-interpretation of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, features the literary heroine Elizabeth Bennet (Stone) up against hordes of ravenous zombies.

Stone would be the first cast member for the project, which has been scripted by Grahame-Smith and Marti Noxon. She will next appear in Disney’s The Help and will play Gwen Stacy in next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man.

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