Seth Grahame-Smith's book reimagines Jane Austen's seminal classic, pitting Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy against the living dead in what will be a big screen adaptation mixing romance, horror, and comedic elements. Casting is now underway on the project, with Natalie Portman having abandoned Pride and Prejudice and Zombies many months ago. In her absence, David O. Russell had hoped to lockdown Scarlett Johansson for the lead role of Elizabeth, with Bradley Cooper playing Mr. Darcy.
It is highly unlikely, though not entirely impossible, that both actors will still join the thriller. At this time, Scarlett Johansson is in contention for quite a number of other high profile projects lining up, and it is unclear which one she will take on.
An official casting announcement is expected soon, as principle photography is gearing up to start in the very near future.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes to theaters in 2016 and stars Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Emma Greenwell, Matt Smith, Lena Headey. The film is directed by Burr Steers.