After multiple stops and starts, the long-awaited adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is ready to begin production -- and it's snagged another star for its lineup.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Matt Smith, of "Doctor Who" fame, is joining the cast of the Jane Austen/zombie apocalypse mashup flick. Filming is finally expected to start on September 24.

Smith is set to play Mr. Collins, a man in search of a wife who proposes to Liz Bennett (Lily James). But Liz wants a more independent life -- which includes helping defend the English countryside from a zombie plague, as depicted in the Seth Grahame-Smith riff on the Austen classic.

Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, and Douglas Booth round out the cast. Burr Steers is directing.

via: The Hollywood Reporter

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