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Aubrey Plaza & John C. Reilly To Star In Zombie Comedy 'Life After Beth'

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by Cain Rodriguez
December 17, 2012 9:44 AM
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Ever since the 2009 premiere of “Parks and Recreation,” Aubrey Plaza has proved to be an interesting comedic presence that has impressed the likes of Judd Apatow and Edgar Wright, who cast her in “Funny People” and “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” respectively. With her first lead role in “The To Do List” hitting next year, the deadpan actress is also gearing up to star opposite John C. Reilly in the zombie comedy “Life After Beth.”

According to a piece about Plaza in The Guardian, “I Heart Huckabees” co-writer Jeff Baena will write and direct the horror comedy. And while it might seem related to the 2010 UK short of the same name whose synopsis reads, it's actually a original screenplay, and we'll be curious to see what this will bring to the fast growing zom-com genre.

We’re interested in seeing Reilly and Plaza play off each other, Shooting is apparently set to start this spring and we wonder whether there’s a chance it’ll hit theaters before the end of 2013, which seems to be the year of the zombie with undead rom-com “Warm Bodies” and the Brad Pitt-starring “World War Z.” We’ll let you know more as we find out.

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5 Comments

  • Kevin Gay | December 17, 2012 9:01 PMReply

    "first lead role"?? um, did not you see Safety Not Guaranteed?

  • Pat Wade | December 18, 2012 12:41 PM

    For reals, 'Safety Not Guaranteed' was fantastic. How did this hack of a writer get this story up on the IMBD homepage?

  • David | December 17, 2012 7:27 PMReply

    Why is this article missing a big portion out of the middle. The brief portion I read on IMDB said "...And while it might seem related to the 2010 UK short of the same name whose synopsis reads. "Domestic bliss, tenderness, heartbreak and the undead. Life After Beth is a short observation of a couple subsisting together in London.” To be honest, it sounds a little like Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead” which similarly..." and then gets cut off. I came here to see the rest of it.

  • spassky | December 17, 2012 11:39 AMReply

    "With her first lead role in “The To Do List” hitting next year"

    ...'Safety Not Guaranteed'...

  • Dann | December 17, 2012 5:58 PM

    Amen

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