Lionsgate’s adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s genre mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has had its share of director troubles, first losing David O. Russell and then, just last month, Mike White. But things just may be looking up for the production.
Vulture reports that Craig Gillespie, who’s helming DreamWorks’ Fright Night remake, is in talks to direct the movie, based on the 2009 parody novel that sets Jane Austen’s characters in a Regency-era England where the undead roam the countryside. The book was a smash hit, kicking off the mash-up trend that spawned Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Android Karenina, Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter and similar works.
Numerous actors have been connected at various times to the Lionsgate production, including Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton and, most recently, Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy.
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