In theaters this Friday from writer-director Burr Steers, Screen Gems and Lionsgate comes the tale that brings us back to 19th century England to face “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

The Bennet family is living during an unusual time as zombies have become a way of life in England. Each of the Bennet daughters, Elizabeth (Lily James), Jane (Bella Heathcote), Lydia (Ellie Bamber), Mary (Millie Brady) and Kitty (Suki Waterhouse) have been trained in the Chinese art of war. Guided by their father Mr. Bennet (Charles Dance), the women are lovely, refined and lethal!

But there mother Mrs. Bennet (Sally Phillips) is more than determined that it is time to find husbands for all of their daughters. At a social gathering, Jane is smitten with Mr. Bingley (Douglas Booth), a handsome young man who comes from a family of means. Elizabeth takes notice of Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley) and he of her but there is an obvious discomfort by them both.

Jane and Mr. Bingley make it a point to see one another again and during a walk Elizabeth meets George Wickham (Jack Huston). Mr. Darcy sees the two together and is not happy in the slightest which delights Elizabeth. When Mr. Bingley decides to throw a big ball, the entire Bennet family is thrilled and it’s dress up time. The thing is, when these girls dress up – it includes weaponry!

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