A World Premiere at last summer’s 71st Venice International Film Festival, Joe Dante’s Burying the Ex is the legendary filmmaker’s first feature since 2009 and the latest in a line of “resurrected ex” horror-comedies.
Joining last year’s Life After Beth and last month’s SXSW premiere, Nina Forever, Burying the Ex follows Max (Anton Yelchin), an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashley Greene). Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia (Alexandra Daddario), a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared Zombie and she’s determined to live happily ever after with Max.
Image releases Burying the Ex on June 19th