Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cast taught sword skills

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 September 2014
Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse

Suki Waterhouse has revealed the cast of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' spent several days learning how to use a sword for the upcoming film

The cast of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' spent several days learning how to use a sword for their roles in the film.

The star-studded cast - which includes Suki Waterhouse - of the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's parody of Jane Austen's classic novel were all shown the skills needed to kill zombies.

The actress-model - who is currently dating Hollywood superstar Bradley Cooper - told the Daily Mail newspaper: "We have to know how to kill zombies. You can't just give them a little shove."

Suki, 22, explained that much of Austen's prose will be kept in the film, which will also feature 'Downton Abbey' star Lily James, who will play the role of Elizabeth Bennet.

Suki said: "The zombie stuff is woven through the original text."

The actress appears well suited to the film as she already knows how to box and her father, a black belt, allowed her to attend karate classes when she was younger.

Earlier this month, it was also revealed former 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith has been cast in the film.

Smith, 31, will play the role of a parson who proposes marriage to Elizabeth.

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is set for release in 2015.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

  • 2 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Burr Steers
  • Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Matt Smith, Emma Greenwell
  • UK release: 11 February 2016

Elizabeth Bennet (James) and her sisters live in Regency England, which is experiencing a plague of the undead; luckily she has fighting skills learned in China (eh?). James, Riley as Mr Darcy and the rest are all good fun, but it feels like a decent Austen adaptation weighed down with superfluous zombies.

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