After years of false starts and a revolving door of directors/leading ladies, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES seems to finally be going full-steam-ahead.
Cross Creek and Universal have locked their director and primary cast for the film, which will start shooting this September for a probable release sometime in late 2015.
Burr Steers (IGBY GOES DOWN, CHARLIE ST. CLOUD) will helm the film based on a screenplay co-written by this project's one-time director, David O. Russell. Lily James (DOWNTON ABBEY, the upcoming CINDERELLA) will play Elizabeth, Sam Riley (MALEFICENT, ON THE ROAD) will play Mr. Darcy, and Bella Heathcote (DARK SHADOWS, NOT FADE AWAY) will portray Elizabeth's sister, Jane.