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The Befrocked Bennett Sisters Go Medieval on the Undead in the Trailer for 'Pride Prejudice and Zombies'

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 9, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 9, 2015 |

I cannot tell you how many big-names have been attached to Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. At one point, David O. Russell was set to direct the film, which would’ve starred Natalie Portman. Mike White, Neil Marshall, Jeffrey Blitz and Matt Reeves have also been rumored to direct, while Craig Gillespie was hired and later ditched the project, which also had Jennifer Aniston attached, at one point.

They finally settled on a director, Burr Steers (the nephew of Gore Vidal), and brought in a cast toplined by Lily James. Charles Dance, Matt Smith, Lena Headey and Jack Huston are also in the film.

The first trailer for the Jane Austen mash-up is here, and it looks fun? Hopefully, some of David O. Russell’s original script still lives on.

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