Pride, Prejudice, Zombies and...

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Pajiba is reporting that David O. Russell is near a deal to direct and adapt Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the flesh-eating take on Jane Austen's classic that just landed Natalie Portman. For those of you counting at home, Zombies would be the second project (after the Christian Bale/Mark Wahlberg drama The Fighter) that the mercurial director has picked up since the apparently abandoned Jessica Biel comedy Nailed. Zombies may be fun and all, but if Nailed comes back to life, that'd be the real shock. [Pajiba]