Natalie Portman to star in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

December 14th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Natalie Portman Zombies Los Angeles, Dec 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gorgeous character actress Natalie Portman has been signed on to star in the big-screen adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which is a science-fiction take on the classic British romance. Variety said that the Star Wars actress Natalie Portman would play a monster-slaying version of Austen’s bright, bold heroine Elizabeth Bennet in “Zombies.” It is a movie based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen.

This adaptation is like the classic Jane Austen novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’ but it also has a deadly pandemic that turns the undead into vicious killers, which gives the classic story a whole new twist. And according to Variety, Natalie Portman will also produce this movie.

In this movie, Portman will essay the character role of Elizabeth Bennet, the heroine who’s on a mission to stop the zombies but ends up getting distracted by the hero Mr. Darcy. Natalie Portman will produce the movie with Annette Savitch. Savitch said that, “Natalie and I are longtime passionate fans of Jane Austen’s books and this is a fresh, fun and thought-provoking way to approach her work. 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.”

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