'Army of the Dead' Full Cast List: Meet Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell and rest of the stars from Zack Snyder's zombie heist
The movie also stars Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Nora Arnezeder and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles
Zack Snyder is set to take viewers on a roller coaster ride with his new movie titled ‘Army of the Dead’ featuring Dave Bautista in the lead role. The movie revolves around a group of mercenaries planning to rob an abandoned Las Vegas casino following a zombie outbreak.
Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero is given the task of breaking into the zombie-infested quarantined zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. However, it is not easy for them to complete the task as a smarter, faster horde of Alpha Zombies closing in.
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The movie managed to create a lot of buzz since it was announced that Snyder will be helming the movie. The project was first announced in 2007 with a different director, but it was shelved. However, in 2019, Netflix acquired the distribution rights to the project from Warner Bros with Snyder directing the film.
With Bautista’s name attached to it, the movie is surely going to be packed with some really amazing performances. Let’s take a look at the cast of the movie.
FULL CAST LIST
Dave Bautista as Scott Ward
Dave Bautista needs no introduction. He started his professional career as a professional wrestler and gained fame under the ring name Batista. He signed with the WWF (now WWE) in 2000 and became a six-time World Champion. In 2006, he began his acting career and starred in the movie ‘Relative Strangers’. After making several cameo appearances in movies, Bautista starred alongside Vin Diesel in the 2013 movie ‘Riddick’. However, he gained wider prominence after becoming a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2014.
He was one of the major characters in the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and shared the screen with actors like Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. Since then, he has been a part of various high-end projects. The actor portrayed one of the antagonists in the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’. He was praised for his acting skills and achieved a lot of success.
Bautista is currently one of the most bankable stars of Hollywood in recent times. ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Hotel Artemis’ and ‘My Spy’ are some of the other projects that he has been a part of.
Ella Purnell as Kate Ward
Born on September 17, 1996, Ella Summer Purnell started her professional acting career at the age of 12. She beat out hundreds of girls for a role in ‘Oliver’ at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Meanwhile, in 2010, she earned her first maiden role in the feature film ‘Never Let Me Go’. Four years later, Purnell played the role of Teen Maleficent in the Disney movie ‘Maleficent’. The movie starred Angelina Jolie in the lead role.
In 2014, she starred in another movie titled ‘Wildlike’ and received a lot of praise for her acting. Purnell won numerous awards for her role, including the Best Actress award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, and Richmond International Film Festival.
Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe
Hardwick had many interests during his childhood and tried his hands at various things before taking up acting as a career. After graduation, Hardwick initially pursued a career in football, hoping to join the San Diego Chargers. He declared himself for the NFL Draft, where he was not selected, after which he returned to acting. He got his first acting role in the 2004 TV movie ‘Sucker Free City’. In 2006, he made an appearance in the movie ‘The Guardian’ alongside Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.
However, he received his best film reviews to date for his role as "Troy" in the critically acclaimed indie hit ‘I Will Follow’. Apart from the aforementioned titles, he has also made appearances on several TV shows like ‘CSI: Miami’, ‘Being Mary Jane’, ‘Power’ and ‘Pieces of Her’.
Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz
Born on April 8, 1977, Annabell Gardoqui de la Reguera is one of the prominent names in Mexico and has starred in several Telenovelas. Her professional acting career started in 1996 with the telenovela ‘Azul’ followed by ‘Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande’, for which she received the Heraldo award for best acting (female). In 2014, Reguera was cast in the Netflix crime drama ‘Narcos’ as Elisa.
Her other television credits include ‘Anger Management’, ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘The Blacklist’, ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’ and ‘Goliath’.
Nora Arnezeder as Lily
Arnezeder is an accomplished actress and singer from Paris whose first major role came in the 2008 movie ‘Paris 36’. She won the Lumieres Award as well as the Etoile d’Or Award for the film. One of the film’s songs, ‘Loin de Paname’ was nominated for Best Original Song at the 82nd Academy Awards. She performed the song during the ceremony. In 2012, Arnezeder appeared in the film ‘Safe House’ along with Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.
Since then, Arnezeder has appeared in projects such as ‘Anjelique’, ‘Mozart in the Jungle’, ‘Riviera’ and ‘Origin’.
Huma Qureshi as Geeta
‘Army of the Dead’ is Huma Qureshi’s second English film after the 2017 film ‘Viceroy’s House’. The actress is one of the prominent names of the Indian film industry and has acted in numerous award-winning movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 and Part 2’, ‘D-Day’, ‘Badlapur’ and ‘Kaala’. She has also received three Filmfare Award nominations.
Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings
Born on June 4, 1975, John Theodore Rossi studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York where he appeared in several theatre productions in the short time he was there. Rossi made his acting debut with the TV series ‘Boston Public’ in 2001. Meanwhile, in 2002, he made his feature film debut with ‘The Myersons’.
In 2003, he was seen in JJ Abrams’ movie ‘Cloverfield’ and also made appearances in TV shows like ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘American Dreams’. Theo Rossi is known for his portrayal of Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy’. Rossi has appeared in television shows such as ‘Law and Order: SVU’, ‘Hawaii Five-O’, ‘Las Vegas’, ‘The Unit’, ‘Jericho’, ‘Bones’, ‘Without a Trace’, and ‘Veronica Mars’.
Excited about ‘Army of the Dead’? Catch the Zack Snyder movie exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 21.