This time around it'll take more than a hot tub time machine to save Rob Corddry, as the former "Daily Show" correspondent is now cursed to walk the earth as one of the living dead.
According to Variety the comic actor will play a self-aware flesh eater in Summit's romantic zombie film "Warm Bodies."
Directed by Jonathan Levine, who made the terrific indie pic "The Wackness" and has the highly-praised cancer dramedy "50/50" dropping soon, "Bodies" is an unique new spin on the zombie canon wherein a young male zombie named R falls in love with the girlfriend of one of his victims and begins questioning his lifestyle (or should that be "deathstyle"?).
Corddry is joining previously announced Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer in the genre-bending comedy which will begin lensing in Montreal shortly, and Levine told Collider that he cast more "awesome people that I can’t talk about yet because their deals aren’t closed, I’m sure it’ll be announced within the next couple of weeks, but it’s gonna pretty sick."
Apparently Corddry will be playing M, "the only other zombie like R… at first." The director has stated that Hoult will have a voiceover narration charting his existential angst as a zombie reclaiming his humanity, but it is unknown if Corddry will be given the same treatment.
Many thought after last year's "Hot Tub Time Machine" Corddry would join the ranks of other "Daily Show" alum such as Steve Carell and Ed Helms in the big time, but the movie didn't quite catch fire the way some hoped. Now the almost-star has been busying himself with Adult Swim show "Children's Hospital" and a variety of other projects. Here's hoping playing a dead man will really bring his career to life.