Mike White Frontrunner To Helm “Zombies”

Comedian Mike White is now apparently the front runner to direct the period comedy/thriller “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” at Lionsgate reports The Los Angeles Times.

David O. Russell dropped out of helming the project not long ago, leading to all sorts of names from Jonathan Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Mike Newell (“Prince of Persia”) and Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”) said to be in contention. Reeves has since said he’s definitely not taking part.

White, who penned “School of Rock” and directed “Year of the Dog”, is said to be a good choice due to his skill handling very black comedy.