New Bedford is the setting of a new feature-length zombie flick.

Garry Medeiros, director of "Plaga Zombie: American Invasion", is holding a casting call for a number of roles to be featured in the movie.

Medeiros tells WBSM News his film is a throwback to the glory-days of zombie films.

Medeiros says the film is based on a trilogy produced in Argentina, and features New Bedford as the epicenter of a zombie invasion.

Dozens of people are needed to portray the undead. Medeiros is also casting for the heroes of the film, who will fight to survive in New Bedford after the government detatches the zombie-plagued city, sending it adrift in the Atlantic Ocean.

The casting call is Tuesday night from 6-8pm at the New Bedford Cable Access Studios at 918 South Rodney French Blvd.