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(Cbr) In a move destined to delight genre fans, Deadline reports that popular "Game of Thrones" actors Charles Dance and Lena Headey will mix it up with the undead — no, not wights — in the film adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." This announcement follows hot on the heels of the casting of "Doctor Who" alum Matt Smith, and (last month) Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote. Along with this casting update comes news that Screen Gems has acquired the U.S. distribution rights, following deals already set up with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Iceland. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 mashup that introduces the walking dead into the world of the Jane Austen classic, the long-gestating film is written and directed by Burr Steers. »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey are the two latest actors to join the cast of the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. They join the previously cast Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Suki Waterhouse.
The story follows the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England, and things become even more overly complicated when there's an outbreak of zombies. The mashup book that the film is based on is absolutely ridiculous, and it should make for a very entertaining flick.
Source: Deadline »
- Joey Paur
I adore the HBO program "Game Of Thrones". Something about seeing high quality actors sink their teeth into meaty dialogue really tickles my fancy. You can keep all the blood and guts you want with that show and just give me an hour of Charles Dance and Lena Headey saying very passive aggressive things to one another. Now, we will get the chance to see them outside of King's Landing and on the big screen, as the two have signed on for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was just picked up by Screen Gems for U.S. distribution. The film is based on the popular Jane Austen parody by author Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). It follows the story we have all seen countless versions of about Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James) and her love interest Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley). Except this time there is a zombie uprising. The film also stars Matt Smith, »
- Mike Shutt
British star Lena Headey ('Game of Thrones') and Charles Dance (also 'Game of Thrones') are the latest to sign up for twisted Jane Austen adaptation 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'. The horror themed period mash-up based on the book by Seth Grahame-Smith has been picked up for Us distribution by Screen Gems. It's been a long time coming and the projects been through all sorts of development but thankfully with Burr Steers ('Igby Goes Down') at the helm and an impressive cast setup the production should now be moving forward with some gusto. Headey (below) and Dance join Lily James ('Downton Abbey'), Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote ('Dark Shadows'), Jack Huston, Douglas Booth ('Noah') and Matt Smith ('Doctor Who'). »
It looks like feuding onscreen father and daughter Charles Dance and Lena Headey are heading to Jane Austen land to co-star in the “re-imagining” (to put it mildly) of Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” but with a little dose of zombie mayhem to spice things up. Per Deadline, the “Game of Thrones” actors will be battling the undead in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” joining previously cast star Lily James, along with Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Suki Waterhouse. Screen Gems seems a strong match for this literary mash-up that begins with the tangled relationship between lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England, and is complicated by a full-on outbreak of zombies. That plot embellishment escaped Austen but was added by Seth Grahame-Smith, and it probably would have propelled me to actually finish Austen’s book had she thought of it in the first place. »
After years of difficult development and a revolving door of directors and cast, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has suddenly found its shuffling feet and is finally underway. Burr Steers is directing from his own draft of the screenplay, with Matt Smith, Lily James and Sam Riley already cast. Now joining that trio comes a Lannister injection from Game of Thrones. Charles Dance and Lena Headey have both signed on for some adventures with the sorry stricken.If it's passed you by so far, Seth Grahame-Smith's novel was at the vanguard of pastiche literary zom-com mash-ups that briefly crazed in bookshops a few years ago. P&P&Z sees Elizabeth Bennet (James) searching for love and independence as a zombie plague erupts around her and American wildlife inexplicably starts appearing in the Berkshire countryside. It was followed by the likes of Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters, and of course, »
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. »
It’s a Lannister family reunion—except this time, brains might be the primary dish on the menu.
EW has confirmed that Charles Dance and Lena Headey, who play father and daughter Tywin and Cersei Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be joining the cast of the film, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was just bought by Screen Gems for U.S. distribution rights. Deadline first reported the news.
The film centers around several romantic relationships in 19th-century England that are complicated by varying social stratas and one small wrench: a full-blown zombie outbreak. The film is »
- Teresa Jue
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was one of the first literary mash-ups, and probably the only one that successfully accomplished what it set to do: namely, put monsters into otherwise non-monstrous literary classics. It was only a matter of time before the book was adapted into a film; I’m actually surprised that it took this long. But now the Jane Austen/zombie narrative is getting its own movie, and has added a few Game of Thrones stars to the cast.
Charles Dance and Lena Headey, who play members of the oft-despised Lannisters on Game of Thrones, have joined Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. They are welcome additions to a cast that already includes Doctor Who star Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, Jack Huston as Mr. Wickham, and Lily James as Elizabeth Bennett. It’s not yet clear what parts Dance and Headey will be taking on, though I’ll »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
I never made it through Jane Austen.s Pride and Prejudice back in high school . it was the second book in a double feature that included Tess of the d.Urbervilles in my senior year English class, and I just couldn.t do it. However, high school students of the future will have a much better go of it since they can skip Austen.s literary classic and just watch the new film version, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies . which includes zombies and stars from HBO.s hit series Game of Thrones. I bet some of the papers those kids write are going to be awesome. The long-in-development feature, based on Seth Grahame-Smith.s novel (with an obvious tip of the hat to Austen.s novel of manners), has added two cast members from HBO.s wildly popular series . villains Lena Headey and Charles Dance . according to this report posted »
What would Jane Austen do?
Chances are good that Austen could never have envisioned one of her most beloved novels being remixed into a weird zombie love story and then adapted for the movies - movies would blow her mind, for sure! - but we do think she'd approve of this casting.
"Game Of Thrones" cast members Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the upcoming adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's book, "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies," which is described as "an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem." Okay! Writer/director Burr Steers ("Charlie St. Cloud," "17 Again") has penned the latest iteration of the script. You might remember that Dance recently teased us about returning to Westeros, but it seems the "Dracula Untold" actor is keeping busy no matter what happens to Tywin.
- Jenni Miller
The film is slated to open next year, with production scheduled to commence today (September 24). »
Deadline is reporting a couple of Lannisters have joined Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. No word on who they will be playing, but Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey (Cersei) and Charles Dance (Tywin) have been added to the cast for the upcoming movie. The site has also learned Screen Gems has acquired the U.S. distribution rights for the film. Director Burr Steers has a pretty solid cast lined up for his adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel. Steers' movie also stars Lily »
- Jesse Giroux
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies was already looking to capture the imaginations of Jane Austen fans and lovers of horror, and then they reeled in the interest of Whovians by casting Matt Smith. Now it seems another excitable fanbase will be included in the hype, as two stars of Game Of Thrones have secured roles in the period piece mash-up. Charles Dance and Lena Headey, who played father and daughter Tywin and Cersei Lannister in the HBO series, will take on roles in Burr Steers’ adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s cult novel that went on to inspire many bizarre twists on classic tales.
The roles of Dance and Headey are yet to be specified, but we do now know that Screen Gems have secured distribution rights. The film tells the classic tale of love, and throws in zombies for good measure. Although a release date is yet to be confirmed, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies has added a brace of Game Of Thrones stars to its ensemble, with Charles Dance and Lena Headey signing on to join the production. No word as yet regarding who they will be playing, although in a scrap between a Lannister and a member of the undead, we know who our money would be on… The new film will adapt Seth Grahame-Smith’s cult novel, which takes Jane Austen’s classic story and throws a liberal amount of brain-eating zombies into the mix… Deadline reports that Screen Gems has now snapped up...
- George Wales
It's taken some time to happen, but cameras are now rolling on the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. The movie version is being directed by Burr Steers, and last week we learned that former Doctor Who star Matt Smith had joined the cast of the film. Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote were already on board.
Now, a pair of Game Of Thrones stars are also joining Pride And Prejudice And Zombies. Charles Dance and Lena Headey have both signed up for the film, although their individual roles have not been specified at this time. Furthermore, Screen Gems has picked up the distribution rights to the feature.
We don't have a release date yet for Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, but we'd imagine late 2015 is a possibility. »
Like the living dead, the movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has refused to die, shambling on with development despite having multiple directors and leads over the past several years. Now stateside viewers will get to see zombies roam the countryside of 19th century England on the big screen, as Screen Gems has picked up Us distribution rights to the book adaptation that has added two Game of Thrones stars to its ranks.
Deadline reports that today Screen Gems secured the rights to distribute Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the Us, while Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions purchased the rights to release the picture in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Iceland. The film is scheduled to start principal photography tomorrow.
- Derek Anderson
Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Charles Dance have joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which was just acquired by Screen Gems for U.S. distribution. No details were given for Lena Headey and Charles Dance's characters.
The project is adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name, which takes Jane Austen's characters from her original novel Pride and Prejudice, and throws them into a zombie outbreak scenario. Lily James stars as Elizabeth Bennett, who is pressured by her family to marry a wealthy man, but her plans change when zombies begin to invade the countryside. Jack Huston is playing Wickham, a man who Elizabeth falls for as he trains her how to fight back against the zombies. Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Emma Greenwell and Matt Smith round out the cast.
Burr Steers is directing from his own screenplay, with »
Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Suki Waterhouse star in the film which deals with the events in the Jane Austen classic but mixes them with an outbreak of zombies.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Director Burr Steers’ big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane Austen reimagining, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has added two “Game of Thrones” stars. Deadline reports that both Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast in unspecified roles. What’s more, Screen Gems has secured distribution rights to the upcoming zombified take on the Austen…
- Silas Lesnick
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