By Jeff Labrecque
Updated April 18, 2011 at 06:46 PM EDT

Craig Gillespie, who directed Lars and the Real Girl and the upcoming Fright Night remake, has been tabbed to helm Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to Lionsgate. “We are so excited to have Craig on board this film,” Alli Shearmur, Lionsgate president said in a statement. “His sensibility spans from genre bending horror to elegant character driven comedy, which is perfect for this movie. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is precisely the kind of movie I came to Lionsgate to make: sophisticated yet youthful and edgy. Our movie will be all of those things — with zombies — and it will benefit enormously from Craig’s unique perspective.”

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