Film unit will produce, finance and handle foreign sales

Panorama Media has come on board “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” joining Darko Entertainment, Handsomecharlie Films and producer Allison Shearmur.

Project is based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, which is a mashup of the modern zombie horror genre with Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” David O. Russell has penned the adaptation.

Panorama will produce, finance and handle foreign sales on the film.

The film will be produced by Darko Entertainment’s Sean McKittrick, Natalie Portman, Annette Savitch and Allison Shearmur of Allison Shearmur Prods. It will be executive produced by Darko’s Edward H. Hamm Jr., Aleen Keshishian and Panorama’s Marc Butan.

Project will be introduced at Cannes by Panorama’s international sales unit, headed by Kimberly Fox. CAA, which brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers, represents the film’s domestic distribution rights.

The book “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” has sold over 1.5 million copies in the U.S.

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