A lot of critics older than “the kids these days” soured on Jim Jarmusch, maybe after the quite-credible plagiarism accusations re: “Broken Flowers.”
But he’s paid little price for that in the years since. And he’s still got Bill Murray taking his calls.
Murray is in “The Dead Don’t Die,” as are Tilda Swinton and the constantly-cast Adam Driver.
This is something of a departure for Jarmusch — deadpan is usually his thing, not the living dead/walking dead.
This isn’t Murray’s first zombie comedy. But then, he was playing himself in “Zombieland,” so maybe that doesn’t count. Bill Murray playing himself is, however, his greatest role.
I’m all over this. I think Murray and Driver make a pretty good deadpan duo.