Mental-head director David O Russell has reportedly signed on the write and direct the recently announced Natalie Portman project, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.

The man behind the brilliant Three Kings, and the utter shite I Heart Huckabees, is currently shooting the Mark Wahlberg/Christian Bale starrer The Fighter. He recently had his troubled production, Nailed, shut down before it could be finished because of financial issues.

Portman was the first one to sign onto the book adaptation, which sounds like it could be a right proper larf if done properly. No director has split me right down the middle as much as O Russell. I genuinely loved Three Kings, but Huckabees was a whole new level of pretentious. Hopefully the director of the former turns up here.