I'm psyched about this news! Natalie Portman has signed on to star and produce in the film adaptation of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith's spoof on the classic Austen tale. In the new version of the story, Elizabeth Bennet fights off the undead — until she becomes sidetracked by the arrival of the dashing Mr. Darcy.
As a fan of both Portman and Jane Austen, I can't imagine better casting for this role. Portman has the obvious grace necessary to pull off the 19th century heroine, but I think she'll also bring just the right touch of humor to this ridiculous premise, too. How fun will it be to watch her slay zombies?!