Remember when we told you about Natalie Portman‘s decision to produce and star in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? That story still stands but now she might be joined by noted director, David O. Russell. According to several online reports Russell has his eye on the Jane Austen inspired zombie feature.

Pajiba is reporting that Russell has been tapped to helm the romantic zombie flick via a close source to the project. The temperamental director most recently wrapped production on the boxing drama, The Fighter. He’s currently in the middle of a deal to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, as well as adapt its screenplay.

Russell is a very talented artist but he’s known for having a short temper. Remember that clip of him and Lily Tomlin going at it on the set of I Heart Huckabees that ended up on the web? Or maybe those rumors about his treatment of the extras on the set of Three Kings? Either way, I’ve never seen him tackle anything horror based in front of the camera so we’ll see what happens here.

Natalie Portman is a consummate professional so I doubt she’ll take any crap from him, especially since she’s one of the film’s producers. Its hard to decipher whether or not his potential involvement is a good or a bad thing. Only time will tell.

What do you think about David O. Russell taking on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies?