Demme, Reeves Take Over The “Zombies”

Jonathan Demme and Matt Reeves have emerged as the most interested potential directors of the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s comedic revisionist novel “Pride, Prejudice & Zombies” reports The Wrap.

The net has been cast wide it would seem as the likes of comedy helmer Mike White and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have expressed interest in the project, while Mike Newell was reported as a candidate the other day.

At present though, Demme has read the script and wants to direct. There’s also talk he could land his “Rachel Getting Married” star Anne Hathaway to play Elizabeth Bennett, but either way an announcement is not due until the end of the month.

David O. Russell was previously attached to direct before leaving to helm “Old St. Louis” and later “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”. Shooting on ‘Pride’ aims to get underway towards the year’s end.