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Comedian Tig Notaro to replace Chris D'Elia in Zack Snyder's Netflix film Army of the Dead

The Star Trek: Discovery star will reportedly be added into Netflix's upcoming zombie flick through a series of reshoots

Tig Notaro
Published: Saturday, 15th August 2020 at 12:06 pm

Chris D'Elia's role in Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead is reportedly being recast a year after filming wrapped, with stand-up comic Tig Notaro replacing him in the Netflix film.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Notaro, who recently appeared in Star Trek: Discovery, has joined the Netflix film, which will undergo a round of reshoots using green screen and CG technology to incorporate her new role.

The recasting news arrives months after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against D'Elia, which the You actor has denied. According to the New York Times, Netflix scrapped plans for a show starring D'Elia in July, with the streamer citing the accusations as the reason behind its decision.

Army of the Dead, which marks Man of Steel director Snyder's return to cinema after 2017's Justice League, follows a group of mercenaries in Las Vegas who "take the ultimate gamble" by planning a heist during a zombie outbreak.

Netflix announced Army of the Dead's full cast last July, which includes Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children), Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down), Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) and Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass).

Snyder, who also co-wrote the screenplay, is producing the film under his production company, The Stone Quarry, with co-founders Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller. You might also want to check out the rumours that are already circulating about Army of the Dead spin-offs...

49-year-old Notaro has appeared in New Girl, Transparent and 2019 drama Lucy in the Sky, as well as a number of stand-up specials. has reached out to Netflix for comment.


You can read our spoiler-free Army of the Dead review here. Check out our lists of the best series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflixor see what else is on with our TV Guide.


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