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Ian McKellen`s zombie drama in Cannes

London: Veteran actor Ian McKellen is starring in a low-budget British zombie costume drama, which will be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.

The actor is a narrator and one of the main characters in "E`gad Zombies", a black comedy set in the 18th century in a fictional Oxfordshire town of "Upper Trollop".

The drama revolves around an unidentified illness which turns all of the men into beasts. After the country is infested by zombies and the government is too bankrupt to control the contagion, two entrepreneurs set up a company offering to kill the undead for a nominal fee, reports telegraph.co.uk.

Directed by Matthew Butler, the film has been described as a mix between the British zombie comedy `Shaun of the Dead` and the romantic epic `Gone with the Wind`.

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