Natalie Portman Follows David O. Russell Out of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Posted 10.08.10 by Ryan
On the heels of news that director David O. Russell has left Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's mash-up novel that combined zombies and Jane Austen's classic, EW reports that Natalie Portman has also dropped out.
Russell left to concentrate on the dramedy Old St. Louis, while Portman has so many projects lined up she was forced to turn down the lead role in Alfonso Cuarón' 3-D space thriller, Gravity. Portman may become even busier once the highly anticipated Black Swan is released this December, as the movie is generating Oscar buzz for her performance.
While some zombie fans may see the rapid exit of both the director and lead actress as the end of a potentially interesting project, take comfort in this: Portman's production company will remain with the project. This means that the movie still has a pulse. It's just a very, very faint one.