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THE ZOMBIE WEDDING Reveals Cast: Cheri Oteri, Vincent Pastore, Heather Matarazzo and more!

Vineland, NJ – November 29, 2022 – Weekly World News Studios, the entertainment arm of the Weekly World News tabloid universe, is in the midst of principal photography on The Zombie Wedding, its first feature film, just wrapped Principal Photography in Vineland, NJ. The following are confirmed in the cast: Cheri Oteri (SNL), Krystina Alabado (American Psycho), Mu-Shaka Benson (The Blacklist), Kevin Chamberlin (The Addams Family), Donald Chang (Squid Game), Heather Matarazzo (Welcome to the Dollhouse), Seth Gilliam (The Walking Dead), Vincent Pastore (The Sopranos), Deepti Menon (Never Rarely Sometimes Always), Christine Spang (Succession), Ajay Naidu (Office Space) & Micky Dolenz (The Monkees).

The Zombie Wedding, written by Greg D’Alessandro, Chief Creative Officer of Weekly World News Studios, was originally launched as an interactive theater event in New York. Joe Corcoan (the original Producer of Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding) produced the theatrical event and is also a producer on the film. The Zombie Wedding is the first ever wedding of a human bride and a zombie groom. Directed by Micah Khan (Safe House), the film follows the story of a young couple in Vineland, NJ during the zombie apocalypse, who decide to go ahead with their wedding, even though it seems like an impossibility to pull it off. The humans turn out to be more difficult than the zombies and the ceremony takes a turn for the weird when the Zombies become brain deprived. In the end the wedding delivers a universal message of acceptance, love and understanding.

"As a huge fan of zombies, aliens, Bigfoots and cryptids, I’m ecstatic to direct The Zombie Wedding and bring the Weekly World News universe’s first film to audiences. Greg’s script immerses you in a wacky, absurdist wedding gone wrong. Our amazing cast is sure to create anxiety about zombie apocalypses breaking out during your special day,” said Director Micah Khan

This “ZomCom” is a comedy/horror/romance with original music throughout. The Zombie Wedding is about zombies, but it has a strong heart and a message of universal acceptance, peace and understanding. Original music produced/recorded by Jean-Paul Bourelly, including a new version of Nile Rodgers' Le Freak. 

The town of Vineland, Cumberland County, The NJ Film Commission, Weekly World News Studios and outside investors provided needed funding and support to bring the film to fruition. Weekly World News Studios received a 99-year lease for a production building with a soundstage in Vineland for film, television, podcast and other work intended to stimulate the local economy. 

“Thomas Edison made New Jersey a pioneering film center in the early 1900’s. The state, county and Vineland community are building on that legacy to support this film and those that follow,” said Greg D’Alessandro , WWN Studios’ Chief Creative Officer.

Grace Lovret and Robert Dragotta are Executive Producers. Greg D’Alessandro , Joe Corcoran, Sue Wolf and Maria Capp are Producers.

Micah is represented by Candice Kreinbrink at ESE Management and Josh Sandler at Granderson Des Rochers, LLP. 

Weekly World News Studios is tapping the 43-year history, 300+ character library and 115,000+ articles of Weekly World News to create entertainment. There are two more Zombie films scheduled to be filmed in Vineland by the end of 2024. The next film “Zombie Family Vacation” will begin production in the summer of 2023. Also under development is Saucers In A Small Town!, a film written by Ed Naha (Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Trolls) about a 1969 Berkshire County, MA alien abduction covered by WWN reporters. Other projects include a TV series in development, a WWN documentary, a YouTube/TikTok series hosted by the B-52’s Fred Schneider, and the forthcoming Metaverse launch of Planet Weekly World News on The Sandbox.