Vulture is exclusively reporting that the big screen adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is dead following director David O. Russell's decision to leave the project. The alleged reason for his exit? Scheduling conflicts with its would-be star, Natalie Portman.
With 'Zombies' out of the way, O. Russell is said to be moving forward with his next film, 'Old St. Louis,' starring Vince Vaughn as a traveling toy salesman who reconnects with his estranged daughter. The film was expected to co-star Scarlett Johansson as Vaughn's secretary-slash-lover, but Vulture says that the 'Iron Man 2' beauty is being forced to drop out due to -- yep, you guessed it -- scheduling conflicts.
The bright side in all of this scheduling mess? With an expedited start date, Vulture reports that 'Kick-Ass' kiddo Chloe Moretz will now have time to play Vaughn's teenage daughter, after previously passing on the role.
As O. Russell plans to meet moviegoers in 'St. Louis,' fans can look forward to his next movie, the boxing drama 'The Fighter,' which hits theaters on Dec. 10. Check out the trailer below.