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Friday, December 11

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the movie - undead in a theater near you!

It’s official. Variety reports that Natalie Portman will be the next Lizzie Bennet in the movie of adaptation of the best selling literary mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Portman will co-produce with Annette Savitch.

Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work,” Savitch said. “The idea of zombies running rampant in 19th Century England may sound odd, but it lends a modern sense of urgency to a well known love story."

Only this week co-author Seth Grahame-Smith had denied rumors of the movie deal on his Twitter account. Guess he changed his mind.

Jane Austen was vacationing in Tahiti and unavailable for comment.

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose

13 comments:

Enid Wilson said...

I'm sure the movie will be a hit but I'm afraid of scary movies so probably will have to give this a miss.

Really Angelic

Adriana Zardini said...

Interestingm, I've just posted about Natalie too!

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Katy said...

Blech. So not interested in reading the book, much less seeing the film version.

Nonna Beach said...

I like Natalie Portman but have a problem with with Americans doing British accents...awful all the time in my book. I'm not a fan of any of the monster incarnations of Austen's novels, much less a movie version but it is nice people are actually READING them.

I don't blame Jane for going to Tahiti...I'd be there with her if I could !!!

ChaChaneen said...

So disappointing to hear that this will probably begin a wave of more movies... like sea monsters. Have a great day LA!

Lili said...

Nonna Beach, Natalie is from Israel :)

Polonaise said...

Does Pride and Prejudice really need a "modern sense of urgency"? I know I don't.

However, I hope the film will lead people to discover Austen's work.

Charleybrown said...

"fresh, fun and thought-provoking way"?
I find that quite comical and I'm already dreading hearing about this film.

Nonna Beach said...

Lili,

Yes, you're right, Natalie Portman was born in Israel to an Israeli father and an American mother and grew up in the United States for the majority of her life. She attended American schools and university in the U.S. I would venture to guess she probably has duel citizenship so she is both !

Does she do a good British accent ? We'll see...

nigel said...

Postmodernism what a rush!

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Lili said...

i like Natalie but the idea of seeing this book into a film makes me wanna scream. i don't like these type of book let alone a movie based on it.

Colleen said...

Say it ain't so...a movie version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies??