Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2) may soon be lending their talents to a “zombie comedy.” Pajiba is reporting that the two are “loosely attached” to Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament based on S.G. Browne’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, Latulippe’s script is being circulated to potential directors as I type, meaning Gordon-Levitt and Johansson’s involvement may be either confirmed or denied sooner rather than later.
Browne’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 “figure out it means to live as an Un-dead in a society that denies his kind basic rights.” I’ll trust you to interpret the metaphorical social commentary from there. If cast, one would assume that Gordon-Levitt would portray Andy with Johansson playing Andy’s love interest (hence the “romantic comedy” description).