The long-in-development adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has found its Wickham.
Deadline reports that “Boardwalk Empire” alum Jack Huston closed his deal to play the “very handsome charismatic blonde lieutenant” whose goal is to teach zombies how to fight. Also starring in the movie are Lily James as Elizabeth Bennet, Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy and Bella Heathcote as Elizabeth’s sister Jane Bennet.
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” resets Jane Austen’s beloved 1813 novel “Pride and Prejudice” in a world overrun with zombies. Elizabeth tries to find true love while also fending off armies of zombies in her British hometown.
Burr Steers directs the adaptation, which does not yet have a release date.