Screen Gems has scheduled its corset-clad fighting femme film, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for a Feb. 19, 2016 release. The film will face off against EuropaCorp’s thriller Shut In starring Naomi Watts. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on the 2009 Seth Grahame-Smith novel which mixes the zombie genre with the famed Jane Austen title. Story follows a zombie apocalypse that has been raging for 70 years, however, the Bennet sisters have just about had enough. Burr Steers is directing from the screenplay he wrote with David O. Russell. Lily James stars as Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy while Bella Heathcote will play Elizabeth’s sister. Matt Smith also stars as Mr. Collins. Pic is produced by Cross Creek chief Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan. Filming began last September.
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