Indie auteur Jim Jarmusch has put together a phenomenal cast for his latest film “The Dead Don’t Die,” a zombie comedy that in this first look seems to capture the director’s laconic, laid back cool.
Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Chloë Sevigny star as cops in a small town tasked with uncovering the secret behind a string of grizzly murders. What could it be?
“I’m thinking zombies,” Driver says confidently in the trailer. “You know, the undead. Ghouls.”
It’s a wacky looking trailer, with Murray even praising Driver’s head-chopping skills by asking him if he once played any minor league baseball.
Jarmusch has also “disassembled” some hilarious looking undead, including Iggy Pop and Carol Kane, and Tilda Swinton gets all “Kill Bill” on the zombies as well, wielding a sword a defense. Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits also star in this who’s who of indie darlings.
Jarmsuch wrote and directed “The Dead Don’t Die.” It’s his follow-up to “Paterson,” which also starred Driver, and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” which found Jarmusch tackling a different horror sub-genre, the vampire movie.
Focus Features is releasing “The Dead Don’t Die” this summer on June 14.
Watch the first trailer above.