Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Huston joins Austen zombie parody

Jack Huston will play Mr Wickham in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Jack Huston is to star in Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

The American Hustle actor, who is Anjelica Huston's nephew, has "closed" a deal to play Mr Wickham in the big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's horror parody of Jane Austen's classic novel, reported Deadline.

Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote are already on board to star in the mash-up, which will be directed by Burr Steers.

Lily is set to play heroine Elizabeth Bennett, who must split her time between the romantic attentions of Mr Darcy (Sam Riley) in between fighting off legions of the walking dead. Bella will be one of the Bennett sisters.

Jack's character, described as a "very handsome, charismatic lieutenant", teaches the zombies to fight during the war, while catching the eye of Liz.

The 31-year-old actor, who played war-scarred assassin Richard Harrow in Boardwalk Empire and writer Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings, will next be seen in George Tillman Jr's film version of Nicholas Sparks' novel, The Longest Ride, alongside Oona Chaplin and Scott Eastwood.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

A home improvement project will appeal to your love of problem solving. You'll enjoy finding good materials at a decent price. If you're not sure how to tackle a job, check out an illustrated manual or online guide that will make a seemingly complicated task very easy. Organising a family get together could be in the cards. Start looking for a facility where you can gather together without lots of trouble. This venue doesn't have to be luxurious, just well located.More