Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
24 December 2014
Andy Serkis Takes Us Inside The Imaginarium
The actor-director gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art studio
Sony To Release The Interview After All
Update: US cinemas get limited roll-out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
19 December 2014
Bill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For The Jungle Book
He knows the Bare Necessities
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Equalizer (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Lucy (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Chef (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Under The Skin (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

David O Russell Ditches The Zombie Horde
He'd rather hang out in Old St Louis

06 October 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Vulture

submit to reddit

Let’s face it: much like the film version of the Uncharted video game, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was one of those projects that made you cock a quizzical eyebrow at the idea it could be right for David O Russell. Don’t get us wrong – we’d love to have seen what he’d do with Seth Grahame-Smith’s mash up of Jane Austen and George Romero, but now, according to Vulture, it’s not happening, with Russell switching instead to work on Old St Louis with Vince Vaughn.

We wondered how Russell committing to St Louis might affect Natalie Portman’s starring/producing zombie baby back when the pairing of the director with Vaughn was announced. Apparently the dates simply didn’t work out for Pride, and Russell is moving on.

Old St Louis, of course, is a long-gestating pic that has been popping up from time to time through the last few years under various different titles. The version that Vaughn is producing with his sister finds him as a travelling salesman whose busy existence has seen him estranged from his young daughter. A road trip offers them the chance to reconnect, but there’s an added wrinkle: the man’s assistant/lover.

Here’s where the demon of scheduling (we picture it looking like the Apple iCal icon with added rows of sharp teeth and acid drool) comes back into play, as Scarlett Johansson had been seriously contemplating nabbing that role. But with Russell pushing ahead earlier than expected, she’s now likely out of the running due to other work commitments.

Vaughn and Russell might have luck on their side for the other role, however: it may now mean that they can score Chloe Moretz to play the daughter.

None of this is 100% official yet, but we wouldn’t bank on seeing David O Russell’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies any time soon.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Chelsea Handler Means War
Comedienne tools up for McG
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Three Favourite Scenes Of 2014
A hat-trick of moneyshots from the last 12 months

The 32 Funniest Movie Moments Of The Year
2014's side-splittingest scenes

The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)