It’s been several months since we’ve gotten any sort of update on the Diablo Cody produced film version of S.G. Browne’s debut novel, Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament, but today the Internet is buzzing with the news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are “loosely attached” to the project.
Pajiba.com was first with the casting scoop, and if it pans out, it bodes well for the zom-rom-com, which was written by Geoff LaTulippe and is currently being shopped to potential directors.
For an idea of what to expect, here’s a synopsis of Brown’s novel from the official Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament website:
Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography.
When they meet a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket to the SPCA to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.
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