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Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Scarlett Johansson Rumored For Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

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.

NJ native who calls LA home; lives in a Dreamatorium. A decade-plus CinemaBlend veteran; endlessly enthusiastic about the career he’s dreamt of since seventh grade.