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