Last June, comedian Chris D’Elia was accused of sexually harassing underage girls on social media. Despite his vehement denial of the allegations, the evidence appears to speak for itself. In the wake of the news, Netflix scrapped his upcoming prank show and CAA dropped him as a client. The actor was supposed to next appear in Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated Netflix film Army of the Dead. However, as first reported by THR, D’Elia’s character will be replaced by Star Trek: Discovery star Tig Notaro with reshoots beginning soon.
The news comes as surprise due to the fact that the film wrapped filming in preparation for its 2021 premiere. However, the feature will undergo reshoots with Notaro performing opposite an acting partner on green screen with CG elements added in post-production.
The upcoming picture will feature an impressive ensemble cast. Dave Bautista leads the film with Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, and Samantha Win also in the cast. Zack Snyder directed the movie and co-wrote the script alongside Joby Harold and Shay Hatten. The picture serves as a “spiritual successor” to Snyder’s 2004 film Dawn of the Dead.
The plot follows a group of mercenaries as they plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Additionally, the film is Snyder’s first big project following his departure from 2017’s Justice League.
Tig Notaro is an American stand-up comic, writer, and actress. Her comedy albums often receive Grammy Award nominations and her HBO special earned a Primetime Emmy Award. Her film and TV credits include roles in New Girl, The Office, and One Mississippi. Up next, Notaro will star in Music alongside Kate Hudson and Leslie Odom, Jr.
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