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Thursday 25 December 2014

Huston joins Austen zombie parody

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

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