Natalie Portman Prides Zombie Prejudice
The horror remake of Jane Austen’s class novel is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s book of the same name, which unleashes a flesh-eating zombie virus on Austen’s characters. Portman will produce and play the zombie-slaying Elizabeth Bennet, reports Variety.
“Natalie and I are long-time passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this is a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work,” said Portman’s producing partner Annette Savitch. “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.”
Zombie threats symbolizing a modern sense of urgency? That’s one way to convince someone to a date…