John Malkovich cast in zombie flick ‘Warm Bodies’

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Two-time Oscar-nominated actor John Malkovich has been cast in the romantic zombie film Warm Bodies.

The actor, who already has an incredibly eclectic CV, from Dangerous Liasons to Con Air, is to play the role of a father whose daughter dates a zombie.

Warm Bodies, based on the book of the same name by Isaac Marion, tells the story of a zombie, named R, who rediscovers his soul after eating the brain of a teenage boy and falling in love with his victim’s girlfriend.

As reported by Deadline, Warm Bodies is to be directed by Jonathan Levine, director of The Wackness, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and the forthcoming cancer comedy 50/50.

John Malkovich, who has just finished a series of plays about Harold Pinter at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is to direct a French language version of Les Liasons Dangereuses in Paris.

Malkovich achieved great claim for his role as Sebastian Valmont in the 1988 version of the Choderlos De Laclos classic.

The actor, nominated for Oscars for In The Line Of Fire and Places In The Heart, most recently appeared in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.