This summer, we’ll see Lily Collins kicking ass and taking names as Shadowhunter Clary Fray in Mortal Instruments. And though this flick will boast its fair share of deadly demons, we’re still totally excited that the 24-year-old starlet may soon be slaying zombies as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. According to Variety, Collins is “in negotiations” for the lead role.
Adapted from the eponymous parody novel by Seth Grahame Smith, you can expect slews of the undead wreaking havoc upon the English countryside…and maybe even a ninja or two (we’re serious).
But before you start craving flesh and brains, keep in mind that the on-again, off-again project has gone through more ups and downs than a Hollywood romance. The Huffington Post reports that Natalie Portman (who originally won the role of Elizabeth) dropped out due to scheduling conflicts in 2010, and names like Emma Stone, Blake Lively, and Rooney Mara were all thrown around for the lead. Whatever happens, we just want to see Collins kick zombie butt in Regency-era garb!
Diana Denza is BettyConfidential’s contributing editor.