Bill Murray to Star in New Zombie Movie ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Chris Savage

Hot on the heels of the Zombieland 2 announcement, we have word that another zombie comedy is on the horizon in the form of Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Won’t Die, and we’ve received word that the film has begun production and casting has been announced. The film will star Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Selena Gomez.

From the Press Release:

Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is underway in production with Focus Features. This is the writer-director’s third film with Focus having previously made Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits of Control (2009) together. Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan will produce.

The cast is led by many past Jarmusch collaborators including Academy-Award® nominee Bill Murray (Broken Flowers), Adam Driver (Paterson), Academy-Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Broken Flowers), Academy-Award® winner Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers), Steve Buscemi (Mystery Train), as well as Selena Gomez in her first Jarmusch feature.

Focus Features and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film worldwide. The filmmakers are represented by ICM Partners and Frankfurt Kurnit.

At this time we have no details pertaining to what the film actually entails but, we’ll let you know as soon as we hear anything. So, going on the casting announcement and that it’s a zombie comedy, who’s game?

Bill Murray


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