While things have been heating up for Young Adult, the next collaboration between Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman, with the casting of Charlize Theron and potential casting of Josh Brolin, a project that has seemingly been left in the dust has been Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. Set to be produced by Cody, nothing about the project has emerged since it was first announced in February 2009. Now it appears that casting might soon be getting underway.

A source at Pajiba reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are loosely attached to the project, with emphasis on the word "loosely." Gordon-Levitt would presumably play the role of Andy, a recently re-animated zombie living in a world that discriminates against his kind. Johansson, most likely, would play Rita, a fellow zombie who Andy meets at a Undead Anonymous meeting.

While I sadly can't say that I've read the book, Gordon-Levitt is an immensely talented actor and the role could be a strange and unique opportunity for him (how often is it that you get to play an educated, depressed zombie?). Then there is the fact that I think Scarlett Johansson could even make being a zombie look good. There's very little not to like about these casting choices; let's hope that they are real.

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