It was reported, earlier this week that Easy A star Emma Stone had been offered the lead in the Craig Gillespie-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
It said nothing more, so we could have expected this. Deadline reports that Stone won’t be starring in comedy-horror film.
It is safe to say that Stone was offered the role of Elizabeth Bennet,who, in the altered story, is turned into a zombie-killing expert. This is not the first actor to decline an offer. David O. Russell was originally signed on to direct with Natalie Portman starring, but both dropped out, as did Mike White, Russell’s replacement, a few months later.
Stone already has undead experience with a co-starring role in Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland. She could have handled haunting them in the past.