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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson to star in Diablo Cody's upcoming zombie flick?

09.02.2010

Diablo Cody is producing a "zombie love story" called BREATHERS: A ZOMBIE LAMENT from writer Geoff Latulippe (GOING THE DISTANCE), an adaptation of the 2009 S.G. Browne novel. And now according to Pajiba, Jospeh Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are "loosely" attached (whatever the hell that means) to star.

"The movie is a romantic comedy about Andy, a dead man who discovers himself newly re-animated as a mid-aged, decaying zombie who must figure out what it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights," says Pajiba. The script has apparently just been completed by Latulippe and is now being shopped around to directors.

While Johansson has remained relatively quiet since IRON MAN 2, JGL on the other hand has been pretty busy. Sometime this year we should be seeing the actor in the Jonathan Levine (THE WACKNESS) cancer comedy LIVE WITH IT opposite Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, and Bryce Dallas Howard. He's currently filming PREMIUM RUSH for David Koepp and is expected to reunite with his BRICK director Rian Johnson for the sci-fi film LOOPER with Bruce Willis.
Extra Tidbit: Even with Levitt "loosely" attached (I could take or leave ScarJo to be honest), a very good director would have to come aboard this film to kill the utter indifference I'm feeling right now.
Source: Pajiba

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1:14PM on 09/03/2010
I read a great script that sounds a little like this about a society that has zombies and keeps them alive through medication. However, the society is prejudiced against the zombies, etc, etc. Was actually a good, original script. This sounds like it could be good and I enjoy Cody's films. However, I'd rather see the script I read get turned into a film.
I read a great script that sounds a little like this about a society that has zombies and keeps them alive through medication. However, the society is prejudiced against the zombies, etc, etc. Was actually a good, original script. This sounds like it could be good and I enjoy Cody's films. However, I'd rather see the script I read get turned into a film.
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11:11AM on 09/03/2010
A zombie flick?!!... and with JGL and Scarlo?!!... Sign me the fuck up!!!
A zombie flick?!!... and with JGL and Scarlo?!!... Sign me the fuck up!!!
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10:24PM on 09/02/2010
don't do it JGL!
don't do it JGL!
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3:27PM on 09/02/2010
This is definitely one of the best books I have read in recent years. However, I don't know how Cody's style is going to mesh with the book. The casting is a step in the right direction though. I just hope they don't fuck this up.
This is definitely one of the best books I have read in recent years. However, I don't know how Cody's style is going to mesh with the book. The casting is a step in the right direction though. I just hope they don't fuck this up.
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3:08PM on 09/02/2010
stop giving diablo money
stop giving diablo money
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2:37PM on 09/02/2010

fuck diablo cody

some one needs to slap that retarded bitch in the face and say "STOP IT, YOUR NOT TALENTED!" I love SJ and JGL but anything with codys name has shit shit shit written all over it. that pretentious twatbag needs to be launched out of hollywood on the ego she rode in on. id take great pleasure in running her over with some sort of large SUV
some one needs to slap that retarded bitch in the face and say "STOP IT, YOUR NOT TALENTED!" I love SJ and JGL but anything with codys name has shit shit shit written all over it. that pretentious twatbag needs to be launched out of hollywood on the ego she rode in on. id take great pleasure in running her over with some sort of large SUV
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1:13PM on 09/02/2010

This Line Better Be Used!

ScarJo's character: "He doesn't love me for my body... he loves me for my brains!"
ScarJo's character: "He doesn't love me for my body... he loves me for my brains!"
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1:01PM on 09/02/2010
Love anything to do with zombies and Gordon Levitt has never disappointed men with anything he has done. Johansson is starting to come around to me acting wise. Thought she was one of the better points in Iron Man 2.
Love anything to do with zombies and Gordon Levitt has never disappointed men with anything he has done. Johansson is starting to come around to me acting wise. Thought she was one of the better points in Iron Man 2.
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12:02PM on 09/02/2010
I gave up on Cody after "Jennifer's body" but JGL always gets the benefit of the doubt.
I gave up on Cody after "Jennifer's body" but JGL always gets the benefit of the doubt.
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11:14AM on 09/02/2010
I don't care for Diablo Cody's dialogue, it just seems completely false to me, but I am a big JGL fan. So I'm interested in this.
I don't care for Diablo Cody's dialogue, it just seems completely false to me, but I am a big JGL fan. So I'm interested in this.
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10:42AM on 09/02/2010
They're beating zombies into the ground. Yet still w/ JG-L, I'll watch it. Scarlett brings nothing to the table but hotness, if you ask me. Also, Zombieland didn't impress me like it did so many others. Woody, 5 minutes of Bill Murray and that slo-mo opening featuring 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' were the only saving graces for me.
They're beating zombies into the ground. Yet still w/ JG-L, I'll watch it. Scarlett brings nothing to the table but hotness, if you ask me. Also, Zombieland didn't impress me like it did so many others. Woody, 5 minutes of Bill Murray and that slo-mo opening featuring 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' were the only saving graces for me.
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10:05AM on 09/02/2010
I want this to be good... but that darn diablo irks me.
I want this to be good... but that darn diablo irks me.
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10:35AM on 09/02/2010
DITTO
DITTO
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9:08AM on 09/02/2010

The Dance

I have a buddy that had film school flick that had the same basic premise. It's good. Maybe this will be too.
I have a buddy that had film school flick that had the same basic premise. It's good. Maybe this will be too.
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8:40AM on 09/02/2010

The book is hilarious

two great actors should make this come alive. Huh? Huh? Great pun.
two great actors should make this come alive. Huh? Huh? Great pun.
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8:29AM on 09/02/2010
two of the sexiest actors in hollywood
two of the sexiest actors in hollywood
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5:39AM on 09/02/2010

this better be good

I like Diablo Cody because of the cute-quirkiness she brings to films, and right now this project looks like a delicate balancing act as to not take itself "too" seriously and not fall into spoof-territory.

Yep, I'm waiting for it to come on DVD
I like Diablo Cody because of the cute-quirkiness she brings to films, and right now this project looks like a delicate balancing act as to not take itself "too" seriously and not fall into spoof-territory.

Yep, I'm waiting for it to come on DVD
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