Based on the short film E'gad, Zombies!, Judi Dench has joined the cast of co-writer-director Matthew Butler's The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet. She will star as Mrs. Halfpint opposite Ian McKellen and the movie's lead Gillian Anderson.

This period comedy is set in 1713, in the town of Upper Trollop, where a strange plague begins to turn the town's residents into flesh eating cannibals. Lord Fortitude must then lead the survivors in an escape to survive.

Ian McKellen, who appeared in the original short, is reprising his character, and he has already shot his scenes. As he is now on the New Zealand based set of The Hobbit.

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There is no set release date at this time for The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, but it will likely get a European release before it hits the states.

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