Aside from all the middle-aged people taking on second and third jobs just to stay on top of their mortgages, John Malkovich is probably the busiest 57-year-old we know of. The respected actor has a pretty packed dance card, including appearances in two operas, directing a French language version of “Les liasons dangereuses,” and a role in the upcoming zombie film “Warm Bodies.”
Since we’re not members of 19th century European high-society, we’re slightly less interested in Malkovich’s operatic turns in “The Giacomo Variations” and “The Infernal comedy,” unless of course they have vikings in them. (Do either of these have Vikings in them?) What did cause our ears to perk up, however, was the news that Malkovich would be appearing in “Warm Bodies.”
Based upon the Isaac Marion novel of the same name, Deadline describes “Warm Bodies” as being “about a zombie who rediscovers his soul through a relationship with a human girl.” Malkovich is playing the father of the girl, who will be portrayed by Teresa Palmer, while Nicholas Hoult steps into the decaying flesh of the actual zombie.
After wrapping these projects by January, Malkovich is expected to return to the character of Marvin Boggs, the bugnuts crazy assassin he played in the 2010 action flick “Red.”
With “World War Z” already in production, are you up for another zombie flick, even if it’s starring John Malkovich? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter.