“The Dead Don’t Die” Trailer Is All About the Cast

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.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.