THE DEAD DON’T DIE Australian Release Date Revealed!

14 May 2019

Tonight, Jim Jarmusch’s 13th feature, the zom-com, THE DEAD DON’T DIE, will have its World Premiere as the opening night film of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

While Sydney audiences will have an opportunity to catch one of three screenings at the Sydney Film Festival in June, the rest of Australia will need wait until October 24th for when THE DEAD DON’T DIE is presently scheduled to open in Australian cinemas. That said we have a strong feeling that Melbourne audiences may get an early look-in come August when the Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off.

In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: THE DEAD DON’T DIE — they rise from their graves and savagely attack and feast on the living — and the citizens of the town must battle for their survival.

Jarmusch is no stranger to genre cinema, having taken familiar plot elements and conventions in the past and given them his own unique twist like 1995’s western DEAD MAN, 1999’s samurai feature GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI and 2013’s vampire film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE features “the greatest cast ever disassembled” which includes 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 film also reunites Jarmusch with many of his frequent collaborators including Director of Photography Frederick Elmes (NIGHT ON EARTH, BROKEN FLOWERS) and Editor Affonso Gonçalves (ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, PATERSON).

THE DEAD DON’T DIE will open in Australian cinemas on Thursday October 24th.