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Jim Jarmusch is making a zombie movie with Chloë Sevigny and Bill Murray

Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, and Steve Buscemi are also on board for The Dead Don’t Die

Jim Jarmusch is working on a zombie comedy film with an all-star cast: Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, and Adam Driver are all on the roster.

According to Variety, filming has already started on The Dead Don’t Die. Murray plays a police officer, with Sevigny and Driver also playing cops. 

It’s Jarmusch’s second foray into films on the undead, following 2013’s Swinton-starring Only Lovers Left Alive. The arthouse film about titular vampire lovers was pioneering, and Jarmusch is known as an independent auteur that creates rhythmic, unique masterpieces, from Stranger than Paradise to Ghost Dog and Paterson: don’t expect The Dead Don’t Die to be anything less.

Murray and Jarmusch have previously worked together on 2003’s Coffee and Cigarettes and Broken Flowers in 2005. Murray has also previously featured in Zombieland, another post-apocalyptic horror comedy, which is coincidentally getting a sequel soon. 

The actor first spoke about the project back in March. “I’ve got a good job coming up. Brace yourself: It’s a zombie movie,” Murray told Philly.com. “Jim Jarmusch has written a zombie script that’s so hilarious and it has a cast of great actors … it shoots over the summer. But no, I will not play a zombie.”

With scheduling, it’s expected the film will debut in 2019.