Portman Takes on ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Actress set to star in big screen adaptation of book

Last Updated: December 11, 2009 @ 6:29 AM

Natalie Portman is set to star in and produce "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," an adaptation of the book by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen. Austen of course wrote "Pride and Prejudice" almost 200 years ago but Grahame-Smith took the liberty of adding bloodthirsty flesh-eaters to the narrative for his tome. Lionsgate will finance and distribute.

Portman will produce through her handsomecharlie company with Annette Savitch, plus Darko Films’ Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm, says Variety.

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