'Pride, Prejudice and Zombies' eyes Lily Collins for lead
May 2nd, 2013
01:49 PM ET

'Pride, Prejudice and Zombies' eyes Lily Collins for lead

Natalie Portman's adaptation of "Pride, Prejudice and Zombies" isn't dead yet.

The gestating project, based on the mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, has found a new director in Burr Steers ("17 Again"; "Charlie St. Cloud"), and has a potential new lead in Lily Collins. According to Variety, the 23-year-old "Blind Side" star is currently in negotiations to join the film.

Grahame-Smith's novel is an "expanded version" of Jane Austen's classic "Pride and Prejudice" and introduced a more gruesome twist. Elizabeth Bennet isn't only maneuvering the class politics of the era with her love interest, Mr. Darcy, but she's fighting off the undead while she's at it.

Portman was initially supposed to portray the heroine, with David O. Russell circling the movie as a potential director. But because the script took a while to find the right tone, both Portman and Russell had to walk away lest it interfere with their schedules. Now, Collins is the potential zombie-slaying replacement.

What do you think - would Collins make a solid casting choice?


Filed under: Casting Chronicles • Celebrities • movies

soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. drowlord

    She looks a bit waifish in this photo - and I feared she wouldn't bring much substance to Elizabeth Bennet, but poking around google, I'm not quite as concerned. She's still pretty small, although not quite the little pixie that Natalie Portman is. I think of Elizabeth as being strong, smart, independent and capable. It takes some effort to suspend my disbelief when a film shoe-horns that into a scrawny 5-foot-3 actress.

    May 24, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. Beefburger

    Can we get Abraham Lincoln in there too? Maybe work in a former Southern rebel soldier with a crossbow?

    May 24, 2013 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. BroBlock

    i said we go for it...thanks...

    May 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. come on!!!

    love hair do

    May 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. punch punch punch

    and there is rock 50 again...

    May 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M. Drago

    No Pain

    May 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Polka Dots

    True and all the men love the girlie boob wiggles...thanks

    May 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. F. E. 'Cal' Matter

    She has a tight little bod. *SPROINNNNGGGG.!

    May 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Have a fantastic day everyone!!!

    -

    May 5, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rotton Eggs 1

    She smells from here. sheesh

    May 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Here too

    next..

    May 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cuz Police Officer At A Prison Votes: (truth)

    Leave everything on and watch the show crumble...

    May 4, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  13. HACKING UPDATES

    see other.

    May 3, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sorry too say i do not find her talented

    thanks

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. What tax website did you see the error tax forms?

    huh?

    May 2, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Your father takes estrogen

    .

    May 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. What meds does my father take

    huh?

    May 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. KarTRASHian power? LMFAO!

    Thanks.

    May 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  19. All the trouble you have caused will never stop kardashian power.

    thanks

    May 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Coward Girls

    that dress is amazing.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Pride, Prejudice and B( o )( o )BIES

    .

    May 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mandy

    she does look older then her years....

    May 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  23. 09link

    this woman is beautiful...the other is a slob.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  24. If so...

    i'll pass that test too-got that dress is amazing.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. 09link

    i love her dress

    May 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. yes

    that is correct.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. taic --

    poor ratings.

    May 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Gross

    We need another zombie movie as much as we need more vampire flicks. Now a nude zombie movie...that's something different.

    May 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sokman

    Cant wait till they remake the Bible with zombies. That'll be a great new twist on a classic fairy tale

    May 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |

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