Natalie Portman has been cast as the lead in 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies', playing the zombie-slaying Elizabeth Bennet, in the horror reworking of Jane Austen's classic novel.
The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's book of the same name, which unleashes a flesh-eating zombie virus on Austen's characters. Portman will also take on producing duties along side Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, The Box).
"Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen's books and this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work. The idea of zombies running rampant in 19th century England may sound odd, but it lends a modern sense of urgency to a well known love story." said Portman's producing partner Annette Savitch.