Emma Stone is up for the lead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Posted by: Zack Bruce
It looks like Emma Stone may tangle with some zombies again since she has been offered the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES.
The film is a twist on the classic Jane Austen tale of a girl who tries to find love and independence while taking on a zombie outbreak. Here’s a more detailed description: “‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’ So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Can she vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.”
Craig Gillespie is set to direct with his FRIGHT NIGHT screenwriter Marti Noxon. Early on, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska were being considered for the lead. Natalie Portman will serve as one of the producers on the project.