Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) may soon be lending their talents to a â€œzombie comedy.â€ Pajiba is reporting that the two are â€œloosely attachedâ€ to Breathers: A Zombieâ€™s Lament based onS.G. Browneâ€™s 2009 novel of the same name. Currently, Diablo Cody (Juno) is set to produce the script by Geoff Latulippe (Going the Distance). Per the report, Latulippeâ€™s script is being circulated to potential directors as I type, meaning Gordon-Levitt and Johanssonâ€™s involvement may be either confirmed or denied sooner rather than later.
Browneâ€™s novel is described as a romantic comedy about a dead man named Andy who finds himself brought back to life as a middle-aged zombie. Andy must then â€œfigure out it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights.â€ Iâ€™ll trust you to interpret the metaphorical social commentary from there. Â»