Actor Huma Qureshi has boarded the cast of filmmaker Zack Snyder’s next directorial Army of the Dead. The 32-year-old actor joins Dave Bautista in the Netflix project, which will mark Snyder’s return to directing after a gap of two years, the streaming giant announced. Incidentally, the filmmaker, known for his work on DC films Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, made his directorial debut 15 years ago with zombie horror, Dawn Of The Dead. Other newcomers in the cast include Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera and Theo Rossi. Huma’s role in the film is significant and entirely new territory for the actress.
The film follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas as a man assembles a group of mercenaries to pull off the greatest heist. Huma joins the team, which also has actors like Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera and Theo Rossi. “I am so humbled and excited for the opportunity. Huge fan of Zack Snyder and can’t wait to begin shoot,” Huma said. Joby Harold, Shay Hatten and Snyder are writing the screenplay from a story developed by the filmmaker. Principal photography is set to begin in July.
Snyder is also producing the project along with his wife Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller through their Stone Quarry production company. Huma is currently gearing up for the release of her dystopian drama series, Leila. The show will premiere on Netflix on June 14.