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Natalie Portman Signs On to Star and Produce in Film Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2009-12-11 10:00:29

Natalie Portman to Fight Off Zombies

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?!

Are you a fan of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Are you excited to see it on the big screen or is it one of those books that should be left alone? How do you feel about Portman as the leading lady?

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Jemma84 Jemma84 7 years
I love Natalie Portman and I am obsessed with all things Austen. I bet it will be great!
TammyO TammyO 7 years
Very funny book! I'm already a fan of Jane Austen and I love the original book, it didn't bother me that they threw in the zombies for fun.
melissaS melissaS 7 years
Haven't read the spoof version but I think it would be a fun film adaptation. I love Pride and Prejudice so I'm excited about the idea. I don't mind Natalie Portman but agree with zeze on the casting of Darcy
zeze zeze 7 years
I thought Keira was great as Elizabeth, and I don't think you can get an Oscar nod if you're terrible in a role, no matter how slim the pickings were. Keira and Natalie are basically interchangeable, so it should work, the most important role is really Darcy though, if he isn't likable he comes off a just a jerk.
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i love natalie but i'm not sure if i care to read the book though. i'll have to think about it.
lilprisci lilprisci 7 years
I hope Natalie works on her British accent... it's been so horrible in past movies
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
okay oscar nominations dont mean you were good. it means there were slim pickings the year kiera got hers.
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i thought keira was a great elizabeth. she even got an oscar nom! we'll see about this movie though. i do like natalie.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Kiera was a horrid Elizabeth. maybe natalie will do better.
Oceanwings07 Oceanwings07 7 years
I was hoping this would be made into a movie!! It's awesome because Portman is about as close as you can come to Kiera Knightly who was Elizabeth Bennet in the '06 P&P .... very excited for this :)
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
i definitely want to read this book! i love just about anything zombie related and i love natalie portman. i hope this is good!
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