Steve Buscemi, Adam Driver, Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Rosie Perez, RZA, and Tilda Swinton have all worked with Jarmusch previously.
"Centerville" is a reference to the fictional town in 200 Motels (1971) by Frank Zappa
Selena Gomez and Austin Butler worked together on Wizards of Waverly Place.
The cast includes one Oscar winner (Tilda Swinton) and six Oscar nominees (Adam Driver, Carol Kane, Bill Murray, Rosie Perez, Tom Waits, and Chloë Sevigny).
The vintage Pontiac Tempest is a reference to the car driven by Barbara and her brother to the cemetery at the beginning of George A. Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead' (1968)
Bill Murray and Carol Kane both worked together in the 1988 cult classic "Scrooged".
According to Jim Jarmusch, Iggy Pop asked him prior to shooting what the backstory for his zombie character was and Jarmusch explained he and his girlfriend were killed on his motorcycle in 1973 after leaving a Blue Öyster Cult concert. Iggy Pop actually performed with Blue Öyster Cult and Kiss in 1973.
Daniel Craig was originally supposed to have a part in the film, but because his shooting schedule would have overlapped with Adam Driver's, Jim Jarmusch was forced to cut his part prior to the shoot.
This marks the second zombie related movie that Bill Murray stars in. Previously he had a memorable cameo in "Zombieland" with Woody Harrelson who also, irrelevantly, starred with one of this movie's stars Rosie Perez in "White Men Can't Jump".
Tilda Swinton gave Jim Jarmusch the idea of doing a zombie movie while working on Only Lovers Left Alive.
Opening film at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Steve buscemi and Selena Gomez previously worked together in the hotel Transylvania series.
Bill Murray and Carol Kane worked together in the 1988 cult classic "Scrooged".
The first film of Jim Jarmusch's 35-year career to receive a wide release (600+ theaters) in the US.
The three teens from the detention center escape certain death. This is because writer/director Jim Jarmusch believes teenagers are the future and much smarter than they're given credit for.