EXCLUSIVE: British actor Douglas Booth is joining the cast of the classic lit mash-up Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody novel. The send-up of Jane Austen’s 1813 book tracks the adventures of heroine Elizabeth Bennet but adds hordes of the undead to her Regency-era English existence.
Booth starred opposite Hailey Steinfeld in Romeo & Juliet and most was recently onscreen in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. He also has a role in the Wachowskis’ 2015 sci-fier Jupiter Ascending. In the Burr Steers-helmed Pride And Prejudice And Zombies he’ll play Bingley. L, the good-natured and wealthy pal of Mr. Darcy. Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote and Jack Huston also star in the film produced by Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan. Sierra/Affinity is producing with Cross Creek Pictures will handle foreign sales. Booth is repped by UTA and Curtis Brown Group in the UK.