Teresa Palmer Joins Zombie Romance Warm Bodies
03.30.11 by Ryan
Summit Entertainment has added the second lead for its upcoming zombie love story, Warm Bodies.
Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) was cast in the lead role of "an existentially tormented zombie named R" earlier this month, and now THR reports that Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four, Take Me Home Tonight) will play the girlfriend of one of R's victims and a military leader's daughter. The two eventually embark on an unlikely friendship as Palmer's character tires of the constant battles between zombies and humans.
Jonathan Levine (50/50) directed and adapted the screenplay for the movie, which is based on an upcoming novel by Isaac Marion. Marion's novel began as a short story called "I am a Zombie Filled With Love" which can be read here.
Warm Bodies isn't the only zombie love story in development. Screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is producing an adaptation of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, based on the novel by S.G. Browne.
Warm Bodies has the advantage since Summit has experience blending romance and the undead, having produced all of the Twilight movies. Whether Hoult's skin will sparkle is unknown so far.