Lily James is on a mission in first “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” trailer
Screen Gems and Lionsgate have finally released the first official trailer for “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” the film will release in early February and is based on a very popular novel.
The film;s terrific cast includes ‘Cinderella’ star Lily James and former ‘Doctor Who’ star Matt Smith. Also featured in the film are Sam Riley, Lena Headey, Suki Waterhouse, Jack Huston and Bella Heathcote.
The film was directed by Burr Steers (Charlie St. Cloud) working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with David O. Russell. Brian Oliver, Allison Shearer, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan are producing the film.
The studio described the film stating, “A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.”
As for the individual castings Lily James is taking on the role of Elizabeth Bennet in the film, Suki Waterhouse will be playing the role of Elizabeth’s sister Kitty Bennet. Matt Smith will be playing the role of Mr. Collins, Sam Riley will be playing the role of Mr. Darcy. Lena Headey’s role has not been disclosed at this time but Douglas Booth has been confirmed as Mr. Bingley. If you’re unfamiliar with the new film, it is exactly as it sounds. The film is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel published in 2009, the project is an interesting cross-section of a zombie-thriller and the original workings of Jane Austen’s famous novel “Pride and Prejudice.”
Fans might know Sam Riley best from ‘Maleficent,’ Riley played the role of Diaval in that film. Lily James is just coming off her own Walt Disney live-action adaptation role in ‘Cinderella.’ Suki Waterhouse is finishing up her working on ‘The Bad Batch,’ she will star in the film with Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves. ‘The Bad Batch’ was written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour and is set to release in 2016.