Lionsgate UK has released a new series of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies character posters online. Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down) and based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s parody of Jane Austen’s classic novel, the story follows the educated, well-mannered, and downright badass Bennet sisters, Elizabeth (Lily James), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady), Jane (Bella Heathcote), and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) as they navigate the societal pressures of 19th century England amidst the undead roaming the countryside.
These are some handsome posters, and it makes me wonder how this collection of actors would preform in a straight Pride & Prejudice adaptation minus the zombies. Sam Riley strikes me as a little too young to play Mr. Darcy, but you probably want to go young if you’re gearing up for an action film. I also love that Lena Headey’s Lady Catherine de Bourgh sports an eye-patch. That’s the best.
Check out the posters below. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens in the U.S. on February 5th and in the U.K. on February 11th, and also stars Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, and Jack Huston.
Here’s the official synopsis for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES is a fresh twist on Jane Austen’s widely celebrated novel. A mysterious plague has fallen upon 19th century England, the land is overrun with the undead and feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is a master of martial arts and weaponry. Casting aside personal and social prejudices, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy must unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to rid the country of the zombie menace and discover their true love for one another.
And for our Pride and Prejudice and Zombies set visit coverage, check out the links below:
- Lily James on Adding Daggers to Her Period Piece Expertise in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’
- ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: Sam Riley Reveals His Zombie Outbreak Survival Plan
- Burr Steers on the Stages of Becoming Undead in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’
- ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: 17 Things to Know about the Undead Spin on the Classic
- Suki Waterhouse on the Dating Scene in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’