Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chole Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi and Selena Gomez have been set to star in The Dead Don't Die, a zombie comedy film from Jim Jarmusch. Driver, Murray and Sevigny are all playing police officers dealing with the zombie crisis. With production underway in Fleischmanns (about 40 minutes west of Woodstock and a few hours north of NYC), both Just Jared and Daily Mail photographers have captured the cast on set, and you can find a wealth of set photos at both of those links.
Although Jarmsuch had not officially announced the project, Murray mentioned the pic in March in an interview with Philly.com.
What he plans to do with the zombie genre is a mystery, but given what he did with vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive, it should be inventive and unique based on the acclaim that movie received. That would include Murray's delightful, java-gulping appearance within the Coffee and Cigarettes vignettes and his criminally underrated turn as a chronic bachelor in Broken Flowers. Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that's so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors: Rosie Perez, Daniel Craig. "But, no, I will not play a zombie".
The plot of the movie is now unknown, but one imagines that it will be an unusual take on zombie comedy given Jarmusch's pedigree, which includes thoughtful little character pieces like Paterson, a study of a failed poet and bus driver played by Driver, as well as Broken Flowers and Coffee and Cigarettes, the latter two of which starred Murray, as well as Buscemi in the latter most's case. It's the first Jarmusch film for Gomez, who starred in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers". The movie was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
Jim Jarmusch has long interwoven genre elements into his elegant, humanist films, with Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man, and Only Lovers Left Alive serving as some especially resonant examples. It will be Jarmusch's third film for Focus Pictures. Jarmusch is repped by ICM Partners and Frankfurt Kurnit.