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Matt Smith cast in long-awaited Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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From Borys Kit of Hollywood Insider:

The long-in-the-works, on-and-off again project is finally going before cameras Sept. 24 with a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. Burr Steers is behind the camera.

The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice. The heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.

Smith will play Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett.

Smith recently wrapped production for Terminator: Genisys opposite Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke. He makes his U.S. acting debut with Lost River, the upcoming fantasy written and directed by Ryan Gosling.

What are your thoughts on Matt’s latest project?

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