John Malkovich is in talks to join the cast of “Warm Bodies”, the new zombie romance film from Jonathan Levine (“50/50,” “The Wackness”) at Summit Entertainment reports Variety.
The story follows an existentially-tormented zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult) who falls for the girlfriend (Teresa Palmer) of one of his victims and decides to protect her from his brain-eating brethren as he begins to reconnect with his dormant humanity. Rob Corddry also stars.
Malkovich will play General Grigio, a man intent on wiping out the zombie threat. Levine adapted the script from Isaac Marion’s novel and shooting begins in September.