Matt Smith’s New Role

I’ve never been a fan of Pride and Prejudice, but this might just be something I can watch.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Smith will be in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Yup, ZOMBIES!

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 home but chafes at the stiff social mores of Victorian England. Instead, she feels that she should help defend the countryside against the onslaught of a horrifying zombie plague.

Smith will play Mr. Collins, a parson who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett.

Producing are Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver, Allison Shearmur, Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch, Tyler Thompson and Marc Butan.

Smith recently wrapped production for Terminator: Genisys opposite Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke. He makes his U.S. acting debut with Lost River, the upcoming fantasy written and directed by Ryan Gosling.

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