‘Game of Thrones’ stars to battle the undead in ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

(CBR) In a move destined to delight genre fans, Deadline reports that popular “Game of Thrones” actors Charles Dance and Lena Headey will mix it up with the undead – no, not wights – in the film adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

This announcement follows hot on the heels of the casting of “Doctor Who” alum Matt Smith, and (last month) Lily James, Sam Riley and Bella Heathcote.

Along with this casting update comes news that Screen Gems has acquired the U.S. distribution rights, following deals already set up with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Iceland.

Based on Seth Grahame-Smith”s 2009 mashup that introduces the walking dead into the world of the Jane Austen classic, the long-gestating film is written and directed by Burr Steers.