Matt Smith, better known as Doctor Who‘s Eleventh Doctor, has signed on to join the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in the film adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel.
The book is a parody and mash-up that combines the classic Jane Austen novel with modern day zombie fiction. The film will stick close to the book and follow Liz Bennett, played by Smith’s real-life girlfriend Lily James, as she’s pressured to marry by her family, when she’d rather help defend their home against the zombie outbreak.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt has signed on to play Mr. Collins, a man searching for a wife and ends up proposing to Bennett.
Other Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cast members include Bella Heathcote, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, and Douglas Booth.
The film has had its fair share of trouble getting off the ground, but is finally set to begin production on September 24.