Comedian Tig Notaro is replacing Chris D’Elia in Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie movie “Army of the Dead.” News of Chris D’Elia’s expulsion comes after the stand-up comic was accused of sexual misconduct involving underage girls.
Zack Snyder’s Netflix film “Army of the Dead” follows a group of mercenaries who plan to rob a Vegas casino during a worldwide zombie outbreak. The genre film stars Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Ana de la Reguera (“Nacho Libre”), and Ella Purnell (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”). Zack Snyder co-wrote the screenplay with Shay Hatten (“John Wick: Chapter 3”) and Joby Harold (“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”).
“Army of the Dead” will undergo reshoots once authorities have deemed it safe for production to resume.
Tig Notaro began working as a stand-up comedian in the 90s. She is known for her deadpan delivery and dark comedic style. Her prolific career in both film and television includes a Netflix documentary titled “Tig,” a semi-autobiographical Amazon TV series (“One Mississippi”), and two hour-long comedy specials on Netflix and HBO. Notaro has also appeared in feature films “Instant Family” and “Lucy in the Sky.”
In June 2020, Chris D’Elia was accused of sexually harassing and grooming minors. D’Elia was swiftly dropped from his agency following the allegations. His Comedy Central stand-up special and “Workaholics” episode was also removed from all streaming services. D’Elia has since denied all allegations against him, claiming that he has “never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point.”