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Having already made vampires hip, Jim Jarmusch is taking on zombies with Bill Murray

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Jim Jarmusch’s 2014 vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive was a low-stakes romance, a salute to the timeless value of art rather than a horror story about blood-sucking killers, and now Variety is reporting that Jarmusch’s next project will be tackling a different classic movie monster. The project is called The Dead Don’t Die, and it’s currently being filmed in upstate New York with Bill Murray, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, and Chloë Sevigny. Murray has said in interviews that it’s “hilarious,” but the only other thing he’d say is that he doesn’t play a zombie.

Variety says set photos have shown Murray, Driver, and Sevigny as cops and that The Shannara Chronicles’ Austin Butler was seen talking to Gomez while covered in blood. So maybe one or both of them are zombies? Either way, the timing of this is a little weird, since we just reported on Friday that a sequel to Zombieland—which featured Bill Murray as himself—is finally in the works. The stories are definitely unrelated, but it’s a good SEO weekend for “Bill Murray” and “zombies.”


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