Briefly: This is really just a confirmation post and a suggestion to those hoping to see a film version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies that the time might have come to take a seat for a while.

For the past year, development was brewing on a film adaptation of the novel, with David O. Russell set to direct Natalie Portman in the lead role. But the director’s chair was vacated earlier this week when scheduling conflicts saw Mr. Russell jumping to his own project Old St. Louis. And now, confirming a few days worth of informed speculation, there’s word that Natalie Portman has also moved on. Scheduling is cited here, too, though she’ll reportedly still produce the film. Feel free to speculate on who might be the new choice for heroine Elizabeth Bennett, and who might step behind the camera to get the project moving once more. [EW]

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