There’s a lot to be talked about regarding Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, and with the film’s first trailer dropping earlier this week, we’re even more excited for the campy, zombie thriller starring a handful of Hollywood’s most elite actors.
Bearing the tagline “The Greatest Zombie Cast Ever Dismantled” it seems that everyone involved knows that this film, in all its guts and glory, is about the cast. And why shouldn’t it be? When you’ve got the likes of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Rosie Perez, Danny Glover, and Carol Kane, all in an unusually sleek, highly thought out zombie flick, you had better flaunt it.
Once you move past the cast, there isn’t a much that should be deemed eye catching in the first trailer, but that is likely by design. Almost everything imaginable has been done within the subgenre, leaving little room for surprises. But a film like this will be an exciting watch given the creative work of Jarmusch's past projects (Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson). And if not, I’m all for seeing Gomez run from a pack of flesh-eating dead people.
The Dead Don’t Die, in all its gusto, invades theaters on June 14.