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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies casts Game of Thrones stars

24 September 2014 1:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has cast Game of Thrones actors Charles Dance and Lena Headey.

While their roles in the film are yet to be revealed, the Lannister father and daughter duo will join a cast that includes Doctor Who's Matt Smith.

According to Deadline, Screen Gems has purchased Us distribution rights for the movie adaptation of the zombie-based Jane Austen parody.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will also feature Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, Lily James, Suki Waterhouse and Sam Riley.

Director Burr Steers (17 Again) is adapting Seth Grahame-Smith's book, which introduces zombie elements to Austen's original novel.

The film is slated to open next year, with production scheduled to commence today (September 24). »

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The Lannisters Send Their Regards To ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’

23 September 2014 11:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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Game Of Thrones stars join Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

23 September 2014 10:28 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Charles Dance and Lena Headey sign up for the big screen take on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

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. »

- simonbrew

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Distribution & Casting News

23 September 2014 6:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.

It was also announced today that Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance and Lena Headey have signed on to play roles in Cross Creek Pictures’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, »

- Derek Anderson

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'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Casts 2 'Game of Thrones' Stars

23 September 2014 6:53 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

- MovieWeb

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Two Lannisters To Fight The "Zombies"

23 September 2014 6:44 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Further development is underway on the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's satirical novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".

First up, "Game Of Thrones" actors Charles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast of the film. No word as such on what roles the two Lannisters will have in the film.

Also, Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Burr Steers-directed project. Steers also penned the most recent draft of the script.

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.

Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Marc Butan, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Game Of Thrones’ Charles Dance and Lena Headey Board Pride And Prejudice And Zombies; Screen Gems Secures U.S. Distribution

23 September 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though Jane Austen likely continues to spin in her grave, Burr Steers' adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies keeps managing to shamble its way forward.  In addition to landing domestic distribution through Screen Gems, the 19th century zombie apocalypse film also boasts the addition of Game of Thrones alumni Charles Dance and Lena Headey.  There are no indications as to which roles the attached cast members will be embodying, but the recent casting news comes as a good sign for fans who have been waiting to the novel realized on the big screen.  It's currently scheduled for a 2015 release. Hit the jump for more on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Word of Dance and Headey's involvement in the mash-up's adaptation comes courtesy of Deadline, who also report that Screen Gems will be handling U.S. distribution of the film.  As we previously reported, Steers' Pride and Prejudice and Zombies »

- Dave Trumbore

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Screen Gems Buys ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies,’ Pic Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Stars

23 September 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Two major developments on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, the Burr Steers film that mixes the mannered, brain-challenging prose of Jane Austen with brain-eating corpses from hell.

Screen Gems has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights, and Game Of ThronesCharles Dance and Lena Headey have joined the cast. The film stars Lily James, 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. Latest script is by Steers.

The picture has been put together by Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Former 'Doctor Who' Matt Smith Joins 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

18 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After multiple stops and starts, the long-awaited adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is ready to begin production -- and it's snagged another star for its lineup.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Matt Smith, of "Doctor Who" fame, is joining the cast of the Jane Austen/zombie apocalypse mashup flick. Filming is finally expected to start on September 24.

Smith is set to play Mr. Collins, a man in search of a wife who proposes to Liz Bennett (Lily James). But Liz wants a more independent life -- which includes helping defend the English countryside from a zombie plague, as depicted in the Seth Grahame-Smith riff on the Austen classic.

Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth round out the cast. Burr Steers is directing.

via: The Hollywood Reporter

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- Katie Roberts

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Liam Neeson Eyes Tell No One; Channing Tatum Boards Struck By Genius; Matt Smith Joins Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

17 September 2014 7:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few casting notices: Liam Neeson is circling the Tell No One remake, a thriller about a pediatrician who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders that claimed the life of his wife. Sony picked up the rights Struck by Rights, the memoir of "mathematical marvel" Jason Padgett, as a possible starring vehicle for Channing Tatum. Matt Smith will join Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth in the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. More on each project after the jump. Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) is tentatively set to direct Tell No OneChris Terrio (Argo) adapted the Harlan Coben novel that was turned into the French film in 2006.  Deadline hears there is some work needed on the script before Neeson is officially attached.  Here's the book synopsis: David Beck has rebuilt his life since his wife’s murder eight years ago, finishing »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Matt Smith Joins Pride, Prejudice, And Zombies

17 September 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

The long in development adaption of Jane Austen/zombie mash up novel is finally starting production on September 24th, and before cameras start rolling, another cast member has been added in the form of ex-Doctor Who star Matt Smith, his third Hollywood role after Lost River and Terminator: Genisys since leaving the long running BBc show. He joins other cast members Lily James (as lead heroine Liz Bennett), Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth, with Burr Steers (17 Again, Charlie St. Cloud) at the helm. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Doctor Who's Matt Smith Joins Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

17 September 2014 3:20 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Doctor Who star Matt Smith has landed another fun role in a movie. THR is reporting that the actor has joined the cast of the feature film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

This film has been in development for years, but it's finally set to start shooting on September 24th. Burr Steers (17 Again) is directing the film, which also stars Lily JamesSam RileyJack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth

The book is an expanded version of the Jane Austen classic, and the film will tell the story of Liz Bennett, a woman on a quest for love and independence amid the outbreak of a deadly virus that turns the dead into vicious killers. Smith will play a character named Mr. Collins, "a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett."

Smith recently wrapped production on Terminator: Genisys, »

- Joey Paur

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Matt Smith joins cast of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

17 September 2014 2:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has nabbed a role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel. Smith will play wealthy wife-seeker Mr. Collins opposite Lily James, who stars as Liz Bennett.

The horror-comedy— based on Grahame-Smith’s zombie-infiltrated version of the Jane Austen classic and directed by Burr Steers (17 Again)— also features Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Jack Huston and Bella Heathcote. The film has had a rocky journey to the big screen, originally to be directed by David O. Russell—who ended up co-writing the screenplay— and cycling through a slew of directors before securing Steers, »

- Carolyn Todd

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Casting: Former 'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' And More

17 September 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The face of "Doctor Who" for the last four years, as well as one of the stars of Ryan Gosling's misfire "Lost River," Matt Smith is now bringing this talents to a twisted take on a Jane Austen classic. The actor is joining Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth in "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies." Burr Steers will finally get this long developing project moving, and the story follows "Liz Bennett, [who] is pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home and chafes at the stiff societal ways of 1800s England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague." Smith will play Mr. Collins, and production starts next week. [THR] "Sons Of Anarchy" star Katey Sagal is joining Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Ciarin Hinds in "Bleed For This." The movie tells the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matt Smith Joins "Pride & Prejudice & Zombies"

17 September 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Former "Doctor Who" leading star Matt Smith has joined the cast of the film adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith satirical novel "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".

After many stops and starts, the long gestating horror-comedy finally goes in front of the cameras next week under the helm of Burr Steers. Smith will play Mr. Collins, a man on the lookout for a wife who proposes to our heroine Liz Bennett (Lily James).

This spin on the Jane Austen classic sees Liz pressured by her family to marry into a wealthy upper-class home, instead she wants to help defend the countryside against a zombie plague.

Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth also star in the film. Smith will next be seen in the upcoming "Terminator: Genisys".

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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'Doctor Who' Star Matt Smith Joins 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' (Exclusive)

17 September 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matt Smith, who recently completed a four-season stint starring in Doctor Who, has joined the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel. 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

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‘Ben-Hur’ Remake: ‘Boardwalk Empire’s Jack Huston Lands Title Role

16 September 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: MGM and Paramount have found Ben-Hur. The studios are setting Jack Huston, and you just knew he was going to get a big, star-making film role after his portrayal of the masked, war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. It would be hard to imagine a bigger-scale picture than Ben-Hur, with Timur Bekmambetov directing the epic remake in Europe next year. Huston joins Morgan Freeman, whom Deadline broke will play the role of Ildarin, the man who teaches the slave Ben-Hur to become a champion-caliber chariot racer.

MGM and Paramount still have to find their Messala, Ben-Hur’s former close friend-turned-bitter rival. Actors have been circling both parts, and it looked for a while there like Huston might have played the latter. He read for that role, but Bekmambetov decided instead he had the sympathetic manner and grit to play the title role, the one that brought »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Downton Abbey's Lily James confirmed for BBC One's War and Peace

11 September 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lily James is confirmed to have joined the cast of War and Peace.

The Downton Abbey actress was rumoured to be starring in the upcoming BBC One series back in July.

"Yes, I'm doing War and Peace," she told Radio Times.

House of Cards writer Andrew Davies has adapted the Leo Tolstoy classic, which is a co-production between The Weinstein Company and the BBC.

The series will air on BBC One in 2015.

Paul Dano has also been rumoured to star as Pierre Bezukhov, the love interest of James's Natasha.

War and Peace is set in 1805 during Alexander I's reign, following five aristocratic families and Napoleon's invasion in 1812.

Lily James is currently attached to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and will also be seen in Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella alongside her Downton co-star Sophie McShera.

Speaking to Digital Spy and others at the Downton Abbey launch, she said of McShera: "I »

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Emma Greenwell Added to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Cast Lineup

5 September 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After many delays, filming finally kicks off this month on the feature film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and another new cast member has been added. "Shameless" and "True Blood" actress Emma Greenwell is the latest to join the fray.

Per Variety, Greenwell will portray the sister of Douglas Booth's character, Mr. Bingley, the good-natured and wealthy pal of Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley).

The film co-stars Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Jack Huston as George Wickham, and Bella Heathcote as Elizabeth's sister. Huston's Wickham and James' Bennet are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins her over with his theories regarding training them.

Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down, Charlie St. Cloud) will direct from a screenplay by himself and David O. Russell based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash-up novel.

Brian Oliver, »

- Debi Moore

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Lily James & Douglas Booth Swallow Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

5 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won't die, and hopefully the new cast will give it the breath of life it needs to make the parody film work. Lily Collins is now out, but Lily James (the new Cinderella) is in. Other new cast members include Sam Riley (Maleficent), Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows), Douglas Booth (Romeo & Juliet) as Mr. Darcy's friend Bingley and Emma Greenwell ("Shameless") as Bingley's sister, and Jack Huston (Kill Your Darlings) as the handsome Lt. Wickham. It hasn't been clarified if Riley is playing Mr. Darcy or if that role has yet to be cast.

May 2, 2013: Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) will star in Pride, Prejudice and Zombies and, in doing so, brings the project back from grave. Burr Steers (17 Again) will direct, which - if you're counting - makes the project's the fifth director. The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's reimagining of »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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