Lily Collins cast in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The casting of Lily Collins in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (or Pride, Prejudice and Zombies) answers the question of who will star in the Burr Steers directed film. Lily Collins will play the character Elizabeth Bennet.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies‘s plot synopsis: from the book written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austin, “‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.’ So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.”
On Lily Collins:
Lily Jane Collins is an English and American actress, model, and television personality.
She has appeared in two episodes of the television show 90210, including the 2008–2009 season finale.
Collins was in the 2009 film The Blind Side as Collins Tuohy, the daughter of Sandra Bullock’s character Leigh Anne Tuohy. She played the warrior priest’s daughter Lucy in the thriller Priest, opposite Paul Bettany.
She co-starred in the 2011 action film Abduction with Taylor Lautner. Collins played Snow White in Mirror Mirror, an adaptation of the Snow White fairytale, co-starring Julia Roberts.
Collins was reportedly cast as the lead in the remake Evil Dead, but dropped out due to a scheduling issue. In March 2012, it was announced that Collins would take the role of Samantha in Stuck in Love, starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, and Greg Kinnear. Collins is set to star in the first film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling “The Mortal Instruments” novels by Cassandra Clare, playing Clary Fray.
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