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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ropes in Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston

Aug. 12, 2014by: Jake Dee

A week or so after its revival, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES has just added Boardwalk Empire vet Jack Huston...

Deadline has broken the news, claiming Huston (above) will play Wickham in the Burr Steers directed adaptation of PPZ. As you learned last week, Huston joins Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcoate (below).

Word is Wickham's a very handsome charismatic blond lieutenant. He and Liz are immediately attracted to each other, and he’s familiar with her combat skills. Wickham aims to teach zombies to fight, and he wins Liz over with his theories regarding training them.

Place that in the context of the story as a whole, which:

Opens as 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 as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead."

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES films this September for Cross Creek Pictures.

Extra Tidbit: Good casting so far for this one you think?
Source: Deadline

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