The Cannes Festival of 2019 will open on Tuesday May 14th with the world premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Do not Die", confirms Variety. The film is supported by Focus Features and features Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Chloë Sevigny and others. The cast of starred ensemble has made "Dead Do not Die" child's play for the opening night. The film will premiere in the competition.
"The Dead Do not Die" features Drivers, Murray and Sevigny as local policemen who have to intervene when a zombie epidemic begins to hit the citizens of the city. The film is the last selection in Cannes, after "Everybody Knows" by Asghar Farhadi, "Ismael & # 39; s Ghost" by Arnaud Desplechin and "Cafe Society" by Woody Allen. Focus Features opened Cannes in 2012 with the world premiere of "Moonrise Kingdom" by Wes Anderson "The independent distributor acquired the rights to" Everybody Knows "also last year.
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Jarmusch has a rich history with the Cannes Film Festival, making the opening night a special place. The director was in Cannes in 2016 with two films: "Paterson", a drama with an intimate character played by Driver who debuted in the competition, and "Gimme Danger", a documentary on the rock band The Stooges that debuted outside the competition.
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The filmmaker was also in Cannes with films such as "Only Lovers Left Alive", "Broken Flowers" (winner of the Grand Jury Prize), "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai", "Dead Man", "Mystery Train," Down by Law "and" Stranger Than Paradise "(winner of the Golden Camera Award). Jarmusch's short film" Coffee and Cigarettes "won the award for best short film in 1993.
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Focus will release "The Dead Do not Die" in theaters on June 14th. The Cannes Film Festival 2019 will take place from May 14th to 25th.