Two weeks ago we heard Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespie was offered the chance to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Lionsgate. Now Deadline confirms that Gillespie will indeed be directing the movie.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – essentially a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice with added zombie mayhem – was announced back in 2009 and has been been through the hands of two directors, David O Russell (The Fighter) and Mike White (Year of the Dog). For reasons such as budget and scheduling conflicts they didn’t sick around, so hopefully it’s third time lucky with Gillespie.
Natalie Portman (who is producing), Scarlett Johannson, Bradley Cooper and most recently Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy have been linked to the lead roles, but official world on who’ll be joining the cast will no doubt be coming soon as pre-production gets under-way.