Emma Stone Could Headline Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
06.23.11 by Ryan
Emma Stone could be taking on the zombie hordes again.
THR reports that the Zombieland actress has been offered the lead role of Elizabeth Bennett in Liongate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. If Stone accepts the role, she would be the first actor to join the movie. According to the report, producers "flirted" with Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Anne Hathaway, but nothing ever happened.
Craig Gillespie was hired to direct the movie in April, after both original writer-director David O. Russell and his replacement, Mike White, dropped out of the project. Gillespie inherited Russell's reportedly great script, though the director had screenwriter Marti Noxon, who wrote Gillespie's upcoming Fright Night remake, do a rewrite.
Natalie Portman, who was originally attached to the Bennett role, is producing the movie, which was based on the best-selling mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen).