Jim Jarmusch has been known to experiment with different genres throughout his career, but when The Dead Don’t Die opens the Cannes Film Festival on May 14th, it will be his first ever zombie film. And he’s brought along a star-studded cast to help him along the way.
The film stars Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez and Tilda Swinton, and together they will fight, you guessed it, the undead in small-town America. Murray, Driver and Sevigny play police officers who lead the charge. Jarmusch not only directs the film, but he wrote it as well.
Jarmusch’s films include Paterson, Only Lovers Left Alive, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Dead Man, Mystery Train and Down By Law. The Dead Don’t Die will also be in competition for the coveted Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, which Jarmusch has been up for before, including when he won it in 1984 for Stranger Than Paradise. He’s won other awards at the festival too in the past, including the Grand Prix in 2005 for Broken Flowers, and the Short Film Palme d’Or in 1993 for Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California.
The Dead Don’t Die will hit wide release exactly a month after the opening in Cannes, on June 14th.