The man behind Chuck and Buck is set to dress well and suck…brains, that it is. Mike White, the writer of School of Rock, Nacho Libre and the aforementioned Chuck and Buck is now officially set to direct his sophomore feature film – an adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austin and Seth Grahame-Smith, which tells the classic Austin love story but fills in gaps with zombie comedy and horror. Think white ruffles and hair bonnets covered with blood and guts.

White, whose only feature film directorial experience before this was the Molly Shannon comedy Year of the Dog, was first on a short list to direct the film and then highlighted as a front runner because of his unique ability to fuse tones and genres. He’s currently working on the HBO show Enlightened with Laura Dern. David O. Russell was long set to direct the film before leaving the project. In his time, he brought Natalie Portman on as a star, who then left but stayed on as a producer. Read more after the jump. Read More »