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First it was a book, then it was another book, now it’s going to be a movie. And right off the bat, it’s getting some star power. Seth Grahame-Smith’s hilariously titled book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been optioned by Lionsgate, says Variety. There it will become a movie produced by and starring Natalie Portman.

The book follows the original Jane Austen work, adding zombies to the mix. The story, as you probably know, is the timeless tale of a woman’s quest for love and independence — amid the breakout of a deadly virus that reanimates the dead and turns them into bloodthirsty killing machines.

Portman is set to play Elizabeth Bennet, who is busy killing zombies when that Mr. Darcy guy arrives.

As much as I’ve heard the book isn’t as good as its title and concept, I still think this could make for a fun movie — if adapted correctly. No writer has been announced as of yet.


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