“Doctor Who” Star Matt Smith Joins “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”

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Matt Smith, who is sadly no longer playing The Doctor on BBC’s “Doctor Who” had officially joined the cast of the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and I feel all is right with the world again.)

The film is based on the wildly popular novel written by Seth Grahame-Smith. 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 be playing the role of Mr. Collins, a handsome young gentleman who is on the lookout for a wife and proposes to Bennett.

The film version has long been in the works and is finally moving forward with the cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth.

The project is scheduled to begin shooting later this month on September 24. There is no word yet on an anticipated release date in theaters.

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