Lily James says she does not think Jane Austen fans will take offence at the gory adaptation of the author’s classic tale, despite her own initial reservations about the project. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Lily James talks “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”
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Actress Lily James is confident Jane Austen fans will warm to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, a gory variation on the classic English novel, despite her own initial reservations about the project. The film, based on a 2009 New York Times bestselling book, sees the Bennet sisters don swords to fight the undead, in a wacky take on Austen’s story of love and social class in 19th century England. James, best known for “Downton Abbey” and “Cinderella”, portrays heroine Elizabeth Bennet, with Suki Waterhouse, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber and Millie Brady playing her sisters. The actress said she found the script to be “so brilliant,”, “clever”, “funny” and “scary”.