'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Meets 'American Hustle' in Dream Casting
Many months back, it was announced that Seth Grahame-Smith's popular Jane Austen spin-off, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would be getting a big screen adaptation. Silver Linings Playbook's David O. Russell was attached to direct, and Natalie Portman was set to star. But scheduling conflicts forced both talents off the project. A few more directors signed on, and then off, until the project finally landed in the hands of Burr Steers (17 Again), with a script written by O. Russell. This time around, Lily Collins is set to star, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is becoming a movie for real this time.
And if there's anything we learned over the past two award seasons, it's that Russell is obsessed with casting familar faces in his films. And while he won't be directing this time around, we wouldn't be surprised if his script had an influence over who gets cast. So, just for fun, we decided to cast Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, using only the cast of Russell's latest Oscar contender, American Hustle.