Two Game of Thrones Stars Join Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — See Who Else Has Been Attached
The big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been through a lot. David O. Russell was originally set to direct, but he dropped out and Mike White stepped in. Then Craig Gillespie took over, and now Burr Steers is behind the camera. That's just the beginning the musical chairs. The cast has been the subject of rumors and shifts since the project was first announced in 2009. With the latest addition of Game of Thrones' Lena Headey and Charles Dance to the movie, we're sorting out who's actually involved and who has passed on Pride.
Out: Lily Collins
Last year, Lily Collins scored the part of Elizabeth Bennet, but the actress later dropped out of the project.
In: Lily James
James is set to play Elizabeth Bennet, the lead role. You'll be seeing even more of the Downton Abbey actress: she's also starring in 2015's Cinderella as the titular princess.
In: Sam Riley
Riley will play Mr. Darcy in the adaptation. You may recognize him from starring alongside Kristen Stewart in 2012's On the Road and his role as Angelina Jolie's right-hand man/bird in Maleficent.
In: Bella Heathcote
Heathcote is on board to play Elizabeth's sister, though it's not clear which one. The actress is familiar with spooky subject matter; she starred in Dark Shadows in 2012.
In: Jack Huston
Boardwalk Empire's Huston will play Mr. Wickham, a charismatic lieutenant who has a romance with Elizabeth.
In: Matt Smith
Matt Smith is the latest star to join the cast. He'll play Mr. Collins, a socially awkward parson who proposes to Elizabeth.
In: Lena Headey
Game of Thrones' Lena Headey has joined the movie as well. No word on her character yet.