Lionsgate has announced that they have hired director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Natalie Portman is producing the film under her Handsomecharlie films, along with Annette Savitch. Savitch arranged for Darko Entertainment to acquire the rights from publisher Quirk Books. The book was co-authored with Jane Austen by Seth Graham-Smith.
Lionsgate will retain worldwide distribution rights for the film, which has been with and without a director on numerous occasions thus far.