The Dead Don't Die

The cast list alone says The Dead Don’t Die could be a winner: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, RZA, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, and Rosie Perez, among others. Also, it’s a Jim Jarmusch film, and whether or not you dig his recent work (that fine Stooges doc, Gimme Danger; Paterson, about a poet bus driver and his country-music-star-aspiring wife; vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive), you gotta admit, dude knows how to tell a story. While the zombie genre might seem exhausted, I bet his take on a zom-com will be a good one. It starts in a small Podunk town where a police “force” (led by Murray and backed up by Driver and Sevigny) is forced to combat a sudden zombie invasion. I’m in it for Swinton as a coroner with Samurai-sword-wielding chops.

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Jim Jarmusch
Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adam Driver