Production begins on Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die
Focus Features has announced that Jim Jarmusch’s new zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die has begun production. This is writer/director’s third collaboration with Focus, with previous projects including Broken Flowers and The Limits of Control.
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), Steve Buscemi (Mystery Train), as well as Selena Gomez (Monte Carlo) in her first Jarmusch feature.
Plot details for The Dead Don’t Die have not yet been released, but the project is expected to be released in 2019. Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan are set to produce.
Current and upcoming releases from Focus include the comedy Tully, starring Charlize Theron and written by Diablo Cody; Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, director Morgan Neville’s documentary on Mister Rogers; Lenny Abrahamson’s atmospheric thriller The Little Stranger; Joel Edgerton’s coming-of-age and coming-out drama Boy Erased, about a boy’s true-life experience at a conversion therapy program, starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe; Mary, Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I; On the Basis of Sex, the real-life drama of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg staring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer; Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s directorial debut Mustang; and Spike Lee’s new film BlacKkKlansman.
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