Watch trailer for Bill Murray zombie movie The Dead Don't Die
Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die looks like a riot, with a knockout cast that includes Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny as deadpan cops and Tilda Swinton as a Scottish mortician who's also handy with a samurai sword
OK, now we have what is, hands down, our most anticipated film of the year. The idea of Jim Jarmusch teaming up with old muckers Bill Murray (Broken Flowers) and Adam Driver (Patterson) to make a zombie movie sounded fun, but the trailer that dropped today suggests we're in for a laugh riot as both actors try to out-deadpan each other as they take on the living dead.
Murray and Driver, along with a perpetually gobsmacked Chloë Sevigny, star as cops who suspect their town may be overrun by the flesh-eating undead when several customers at the local diner are torn limb-from-limb. "I'm thinking zombies," says Driver's character without missing a beat. "You know, the undead; ghouls." His fears are confirmed when zombies played by the likes of Carol Kane and Iggy Pop start popping up around town.
Also in the mix is Tilda Swinton, who's sporting the kind of Scottish accent that even Maggie Smith would say was overdoing it. Swinton's last collaboration with Jarmusch was Only Lovers Left Alive, in which she played a centuries-old hipster vampire. Here, she's a tad less glamorous as a mortician who's having trouble with her cadavers coming back to life while applying their makeup. She's not sweating it though, as she also appears to be a dab hand with a samurai sword. "I'm quite confident in my abilities to defend myself against the undead," her character says.
Also popping up in the cast in this goofy first trailer are Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Sara Driver, RZA and Tom Waits. Take a look at the first peek at the Jarmusch’s take on the zombie apocalypse in the trailer above or on YouTube.