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Lily James stars in first 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' photo

The actress portrays a zombie-fighting version of "Pride and Prejudice" character Elizabeth Bennet.

By Annie Martin
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Lily James stars in first 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' photo
Lily James (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Lily James stars in a first promo photo for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

The 25-year-old actress portrays Elizabeth Bennet, and dons a navy dress as she draws her sword. James is flanked by Bella Heathcote as Jane Bennet on her left, with Ellie Bamber as Lydia Bennet on the far left, Millie Brady as Mary Bennet on her right and Suki Waterhouse as Kitty Bennet on the far right.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's parody novel of the same name, which itself is based on Jane Austen's 1813 book Pride and Prejudice. The story follows Elizabeth as she courts suitors and fights zombies in the English countryside.

Burr Steers is directing, with Natalie Portman and Brian Oliver of Cross Creek Pictures as producers. Sam Riley also stars as Mr. Darcy, with Jack Huston as Mr. Wickham, Douglas Booth as Mr. Bingley and Matt Smith as Mr. Collins. Charles Dance and Lena Heady also have roles.

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James is best known for her role as Lady Rose MacClare on ITV series Downton Abbey. The actress will star as the title character in Kenneth Branagh's live action remake of Cinderella for Disney in 2015.

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