Portman to take on Jane Austen and Zombies!


It probably comes as no surprise that Natalie Portman would eventually take a stab at a period Jane Austen adaptation. However, some might be surprised that her journey will include zombies as well!

Portman will star in and produce Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, adapted from the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Wherein Grahame-Smith rewrote Austen novel to include the undead.

Described as an expanded version of the Austen classic, the book tells the timeless story of a woman’s quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the undead into vicious killers.

Portman will play the feisty heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted from her quest to eradicate the zombie menace by the arrival of the arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Portman can currently be seen in the Jim Sheridan-directed drama Brothers.

Her company just wrapped production on “Hesher.”

So the question everyone wants to know is: Who will play her Darcy? I’d love to hear your suggestions.

Source: Variety