There’s still another year to go before we see Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, but until then the actress is set to spend a few months cutting up zombies as Elizabeth Bennet in Lionsgate’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
The news comes from Variety who don’t provide any further information (other than “Lionsgate had no comment on the offer”), but it’s likely filming will begin sometime this year.
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 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, but Lars and the Real Girl director Craig Gillespie came on-board in April and it looks like he’s staying.
Emma Stone previously battled the undead in Zombieland, and can be seen in Friends with Benefits, Crazy, Stupid, Love. and The Help over the next few months.