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

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,
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A Look Back at the Cannes Palme D’Or Winners from the 60s: ‘A Man and a Woman’

A Man and a Woman (Un homme et une femme)

Written by Pierre Uytterhoeven

Directed by Claude Lelouch

France, 1966

In a driving scene roughly thirty minutes into A Man and a Woman, the host on a station playing from the car radio says, “I can tell you right away that the weather forecast is rainy. There’ll be rain all over France.” He’s certainly not wrong, as Claude Lelouch’s Cannes prize-winner might be the drizzliest film ever made, with light rain, or at least overcast skies, pervading as backdrop for most of its exterior scenes; even those without have either snow or the dimming light of dusk to encourage its characters to bundle up. It’s a film where the warmth of an emerging romance happens amid perpetual chill – Baby, It’s Cold Outside was apparently not a working title.

A widowed man (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and a widowed
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