The film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been in development hell since 2009, before Matt Smith became the Doctor. But now that he’s ended his run, he’s all freed up to fight unmentionables and try to win Lizzie Bennet’s hand!
Twist: He’s not playing Mr. Darcy.
Neither is Benedict Cumberbatch, despite his recent recreation of that iconic Colin Firth photo. The role of grump-turned-zombie-slayer Mr. Darcy goes to Sam Riley, most recently seen in Maleficent. Lizzie is also being played by a relative unknown, Downton Abbey‘s Lily James.
No, Smith will likely be providing comic relief as Mr. Collins, another one of Ms. Bennet’s suitors. So basically, it’s Matt Smith and a bunch of pretty kids killing monsters… Not unlike his stint on Doctor Who.
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