Portman Fights Jane Austen’s “Zombies”

Natalie Portman will star in and produce the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” for Lionsgate reports Variety.

Grahame-Smith took Jane Austen’s original work and infused bloodthirsty flesh-eating zombies into the action. The tome now 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 Elizabeth Bennet, who is distracted from her quest to eradicate the zombie menace by the arrival of the arrogant Mr. Darcy.

Annette Savitch, Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick and Ted Hamm will produce.