We haven’t seen much of Matt Smith on the big screen since he left Doctor Who, but he’s got the likes of Lost River and Terminator: Genisys coming up, and now he’s added another as he’s joined the growing cast of Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.
According to THR, he’ll play Mr. Collins in the adaptation of Grahame-Smith’s novel, which keeps much of Jane Austen’s original Pride & Prejudice, but adds in a zombie apocalypse to give the classic love story an extra bit of zing. Collins is a nerdy preacher (or at least the 19th Century version of a nerd) who wants a wife and hopes to marry Elizabeth Bennett, although she’s not keen.
Also onboard are Lily James as Elizabeth, and Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, with Douglas Booth, Emma Greenwell and Jack Huston also starring.
Burr Steers is set to direct the horror comedy which starts shooting next week.