Zombies Die As Portman, Russell Shuffle

Earlier this week it was reported that film director David O. Russell had officially left the planned adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” which Natalie Portman was set to star in and produce at Lionsgate.

Reasons for the departure were said to be due to Portman’s scheduling conflicts. Now, Deadline reports Portman looks to have dropped out of starring in the project as well with the project’s fate now seemingly in limbo.

Meanwhile Vulture reports that with Russell moving onto shooting the dramedy “Old St. Louis” with Vince Vaughn this Spring, there has been a casting shuffle on that project as well.

Namely Scarlett Johansson is out as his secretary and romantic interest. However Chloe Moretz, who previously had to pass on the key estranged teenage daughter role, now seems to be back on board.