Dane DeHaan tries to save Aubrey Plaza after she’s turned into a zombie, to hopefully hilarious results, in “Life After Beth,” announced this morning to be making its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
DeHaan plays a young man who struggles – against all odds – to keep a relationship going with his girlfriend (Plaza) even after she’s killed and then resurrected as a zombie. Paul Reiser plays DeHaan’s dad, while John C. Reilly plays Plaza’s. Anna Kendrick also has a reportedly cameo-sized supporting role. Plaza and Reilly have been attached to the film since late 2012, but things finally got off the ground and “Life After Beth” filmed this past summer in Los Angeles under the direction of Jeff Baena.
“Life After Beth” will compete in the US Dramatic Competition lineup when Sundance gets rolling on January 16, 2014.