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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson to Play Undead in Diablo Cody's 'Breathers'

Written by on September 1, 2010 

Undead Boy Meets Undead Girl in 'Breathers'

New details about Diablo Cody’s adaptation of S.G. Browne’s Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament surfaced today. The project, announced last February, has been laboring in development. Now, the script is being shopped to directors, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are “loosely attached” to the project.

Breathers will be a zom-rom-com that follows a recently re-animated dead man as he “must figure out what it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights” – while apparently also falling for a zombie girl.

Cody’s last film, Jennifer’s Body, was considered a bomb, so it’s hard to say who will sign on to direct. Though her stock may rise as her next film, Young Adult, which re-teams Cody with Juno director Jason Reitman, is generating buzz having landed leading lady Charlize Theron.

Personally, I’m a fan of Cody, JG-L, ScarJo and zombie movies with sociopolitical undertones – so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that Breathed is brought to life.

Who would you like to see take on the directorial reins?

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