Craig Gillespie, who directed the bittersweet comedy Lars And The Real Girl, is to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The story follows the plot of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, but places it in an alternative universe where zombies roam the English countryside.

Natalie Portman is producing the film under her Handsomecharlie Films banner as will Richard Kelly.

Alli Shearmur of Lionsgate Studios, who retain worldwide distribution rights, said:

“We are so excited to have Craig Gillespie on board this film. His sensibility spans from genre bending horror to elegant character driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie. ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is precisely the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: sophisticated yet youthful and edgy. Our movie will be all of those things – with zombies- and it will benefit enormously from Craig’s unique perspective.”

Source: Coming Soon