Does P&P&J have a director and star?

That’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for those behind the times. Speaking of times, Times Online is usually pretty accurate with its stories, so its proclaiming that…

Natalie Portman has signed to star as Elizabeth Bennet in a film version to be directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko).

…has me considering that bit of news at least a strong possibility. I’ve sent out some emails to try and get confirmation so keep an eye for a further update later.

A few years back I would have been thrilled with Richard Kelly but after Donnie Darko his star has somewhat dimmed in my eyes. Maybe his new film, The Box, will be a return to form.

While we’re talking Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, here is a really good article about the making of the book. Some really good quotes from the author in there.