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

PTI| Updated: Aug 06, 2014, 08:51 AM IST

Los Angeles: 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, reportedly.

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