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?
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.
Can we get Abraham Lincoln in there too? Maybe work in a former Southern rebel soldier with a crossbow?
i said we go for it...thanks...
love hair do
and there is rock 50 again...
True and all the men love the girlie boob wiggles...thanks
She has a tight little bod. *SPROINNNNGGGG.!
She smells from here. sheesh
Leave everything on and watch the show crumble...
that dress is amazing.
she does look older then her years....
this woman is beautiful...the other is a slob.
i'll pass that test too-got that dress is amazing.
i love her dress
that is correct.
We need another zombie movie as much as we need more vampire flicks. Now a nude zombie movie...that's something different.
Cant wait till they remake the Bible with zombies. That'll be a great new twist on a classic fairy tale
There are already zombies in the Bible: Lazarus and of course Jesus came back from death. Whether they ate brains or not is another matter :).
and nothing is going to stop the friendship–
Man, maybe I would actrually read that book then!
the woman looks fabulous in this shot!
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