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Jim Jarmusch zombie movie to open Cannes Film Festival

Jim Jarmusch zombie movie to open Cannes Film Festival
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Staff Reporter
11 April 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die will open the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14th.

The independent filmmaker's latest is billed as having the "the greatest zombies cast ever disassembled": Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Selena Gomez, RZA, Sara Driver, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, Eszter Balint, Carol Kane and Tom Waits. 

The Dead Don’t Die also reunites Jarmusch with many of his frequent collaborators including Director of Photography Frederick Elmes (Night on Earth, Paterson, Broken Flowers) and Editor Affonso Gonçalves (Only Lovers Left Alive, Paterson). 

Jarmusch is a previous Camera d’or winner at the festival for Stranger Than Paradise in 1984. He has also won the Short Film Palme d'or in 1993 for Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California and the Grand Prix in 2005 for Broken Flowers.

In 2016, Jim Jarmusch had two films in the Official Selection: Paterson with Golshifteh Farahani and Adam Driver, in Competition, and Gimme Danger, the music documentary on Iggy and the Stooges as part of the Midnight Screenings.

The Dead Don’t Die is a Focus Features presentation produced by Joshua Astrachan and Carter Logan.

The Dead Don’t Die will be distributed by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International around the world – alongside Longride in Japan. 

The film will be released in France on the same day as its Cannes screening in the evening of May 14th, in the United States on June 14th 2019 and then worldwide.

The Competition Jury, chaired by Alejandro González Iñárritu, will present the Palme d'Or at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday May 25th.

The line-up of the Official Selection will be announced on Thursday 18 April.


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