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Tig Notaro Joins Netflix's Zombie Flick 'Army of the Dead'

Tig Notaro on a red carpet

Actress and comedian Tig Notaro has a new gig during quarantine: filming a new zombie movie.

Notaro has now joined the cast of the already filmed Netflix original Army of the Dead. Yep, the project is filmed and was in post-production, but is now being reworked after sexual harassment allegations have been surfaced about Chris D'Elia. D'Elia will be replaced in his role by Notaro, Variety confirms. Once production gets going again, Notaro will reshoot the scenes and use green screens as well as CGI to be edited into the footage.

Army of the Dead is a Zack Snyder creation. The film director, who notably directed and produced films like Justice League, Man of Steel, and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, worked with Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, and Ana de la Reguera on this project. It revolves around a group of mercenaries who plan a heist on a Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak.  It is a "spiritual sequel" to Dawn of the Dead, which was Snyder's 2004 feature film debut. Snyder is also working on a much-anticipated director's cut of Justice League to release on HBO Max in 2021.

Notaro is likely best known as a stand up comic and released her first stand-up one-hour special through HBO in 2015 with Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted. Her second one-hour special, Happy To Be Here, was released on Netflix in 2018. Her 2015 documentary Tig, also lives on that streaming platform. 

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