Amazon’s ‘Zombieland’ Pilot Casts 2 Leads

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance breakout Tyler Ross, star of indie Milkshake, and up-and-comer Izabela Vidovic have been cast as two of the four leads in Zombieland, Amazon Studios’ comedy pilot based on the hit 2009 movie. The project, produced by Sony TV, is a continuation of the adventures of Tallahassee, Columbus (Ross), Wichita, and her younger sister Little Rock (Vidovic) — four humans who band together to survive the zombie apocalypse. In the movie, the “nerdy handsome” Columbus, who also narrates the story, was played by Jesse Eisenberg; Little Rock, a worldly girl hardened by adversity, was portrayed by Abigail Breslin. Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and executive produce with the movie‚Äôs producer, Gavin Polone.

Ross, repped by CESD and New Wave Entertainment, plays the lead in Milkshake, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in the summer. He also drew praise for his starring role in the indie The Wise Kids. On the TV side, Ross recurred on the second season of Starz’s Boss. Vidovic, repped Paradigm and Trilogy Talent, recently wrapped the Millenium Films feature Homefront and has done two other pilots, Fox’s Little Brother and Little In Common.

Comments (23)

  • But is there any other reason they’re trying to make a show now.

    Comment by ILDC — Friday February 8, 2013 @ 11:45am PST  
  • I want to be an actor in this

    Comment by Thomas — Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 5:08pm PST  
  • Zombieland the TV show!!!!!!! Super excited about this!!!!

    Comment by Cindy — Wednesday February 13, 2013 @ 7:16pm PST  
  • It won’t be the same without the original cast. Definitely try a new cast as a new set of characters in that universe, but eisenberg and harrelson really made that movie.

    Comment by Ryan T — Thursday February 14, 2013 @ 3:55am PST  
  • The major driving force in the back story for the movie was Tallahassee’s “need” to find the last Twinkie …
    With Hostess now out of business, where does that leave us??

    Comment by phill — Sunday March 10, 2013 @ 10:18am PDT  
  • Changes are always difficult but if the writing and the actors come together well, it will flow nicely. Walking Dead in comic book form and TV story line vary greatly at times and it make each medium that much fuller. I have faith in this project and would rather see this over any “new” reality series for the rest of eternity…

    Comment by buffy dewitt — Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 4:20pm PDT  

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