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‘The Zombie Wedding’, Weekly World News Rom-Com, Has North American Rights Acquired By Freestyle Digital Media

EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American rights to the romantic comedy The Zombie Wedding. The film is based on the eponymous interactive play and is the first title to launch the Weekly World News IP-driven studio slate of movie projects. Freestyle Digital Media is planning a fall 2024 release date.

The Zombie Wedding tells the story of what happens when a young New Jersey couple decides to go through with their dream wedding during the zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately, the bride is a human and the groom is a zombie. Both families are fearful, but the humans’ behavior is downright beastly. When the Zombies become brain-deprived, the ceremony takes a turn for the weird. Weekly World News reporters cover this wild, wacky wedding – while trying to get out alive.

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Written by Greg D’Alessandro, The Zombie Wedding was directed by Micah Khan and produced by D’Alessandro, Joe Corcoran, Sue Wolf, Maria Capp and Jeff Mazzola. Executive Producers are Robert Dragotta, John Harris, John Fahy, J. Todd Harris, Jijo Reed, and Grace Lovret.

The Zombie Wedding features a large ensemble cast that includes Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live), Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead), Heather Matarazzo (Scream, Princess Diaries ), Kevin Chamberlin (Jessie), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black ), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Ajay Naidu (Office Space), and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, among others.

“We are excited to be launching our first movie with Freestyle Digital Media, and with the enthusiastic support of the wonderful people of Vineland, NJ (and Bat Boy), we made a fun, family film that speaks to our times and the need to celebrate our differences as we embrace this crazy, beautiful world,” says filmmaker Greg D’Alessandro. “Our cast and crew of The Zombie Wedding put in a great deal of heart, soul (and brains) into this film. We can’t wait for all humans and zombies to enjoy the wedding of the apocalypse!”

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire The Zombie Wedding directly with Producer Maria Capp and Weekly World News.

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