Sam Riley to star in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: Aug 6 2014, 15:03pm hrs
Actor Sam Riley, best known for his role in the 2007 Ian Curtis biopgraphical 'Control', will reportedly romance 'Downton Abbey' star Lily James in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.

Riley, 34, will portray Mr Darcy opposite James as Elizabeth Bennett in the film, based on Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel of the same name, which combines Jane Austin's classic 19th century work 'Pride and Prejudice' with zombie fiction, reported Deadline.

Jack Huston is also reportedly in talks to join the project. Burr Steers will direct the film, whose shooting is scheduled to begin next month.