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Natalie Portman to star in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?

Say what? Natalie Portman starring in a Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie? Is this for real?!! It's too early for an April Fools jokes, isn't it? lol.

Apparently, this is true. According to Variety.com, Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome.  

Read the interesting news article below...



  Actress takes on 'Pride & Prejudice' adaptation

Given Natalie Portman’s elegant demeanor, a turn in a period Jane Austen adaptation was inevitable.

Portman will star in and produce “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a film that is based on the bestselling book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Austen. Lionsgate will finance and distribute. Quirk Books published the tome.

Though Austen’s name is on the book, Grahame-Smith took the liberty of adding bloodthirsty flesh-eating zombies to the mix.

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

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

“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.”

Read full article here.
 
What do you all think of Natalie Portman doing this film? Yay or Nay?

It's interesting to note too here (while we're in the P&P related film subject), that Natalie Portman and P&P's own Keira Knightley both appeared in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace where Keira appeared uncredited as Natalie's Queen Amidala's decoy...

[Trivia: In scenes where Padme and Queen Amidala appear together, Natalie Portman is Padme, while Keira Knightley is Sabe, one of the handmaidens disguised as the Queen.]

Keira Knightley (as decoy Sabe) and Natalie Portman (as Padme)


Now, it's kinda reversed as Natalie is going to play Elizabeth Bennet, but in the P&P Zombies movie version, while Keira starred and earned a Golden Globe and Oscar Nominations for iconic fictional role of Elizabeth Bennet in the Oscar nominated film, Pride & Prejudice.

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