Although his scenes are in the can: Chris D’Elia flies out of Zack Snyder’s Netflix zombie film “Army Of The Dead”
Because of the allegations of having sexually molested underage girls, the role of comedian Chris D’Elia in “Army Of The Dead” is reassigned – and completely re-recorded, as the scenes have already been shot.
Zack Snyder made a zombie movie for Netflix, Army Of The Dead, which is slated for release in 2021. The cast includes a. Dave Bautista, Matthias Schweighöfer and Ella Purnell (“The island of special children”).
Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia also recorded scenes for “Army Of The Dead” – but his part is now being shot again, with Tig Notaro (“Star Trek Discovery”, “Transparent”) in his role.
Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia also recorded scenes for “Army Of The Dead” – but his part is now being re-shot
On the cast photo, Chris D’Elia can be seen third from the left:
Sexual harassment allegations
The industry magazine Deadline reports on the unusual change of position. The background is the allegations against Chris D’Elia that he sexually molested underage girls on social networks. D’Elia had told TMZ about the allegations that she “never knowingly made contact with underage women” and “never exchanged inappropriate photos with people who tweeted about me” losmovies.
As a consequence of the allegations, u. a. Comedy Central already has an episode and a Comedy Special with Chris D’Elia from the program.
Situation is reminiscent of “All the money in the world” and Kevin Spacey
As soon as the Corona situation allows, the re-shooting of “Army Of The Dead” should begin. Chris D’Elias substitute Tig Notaro is to shoot partly with colleagues, partly in front of a green screen. The situation is reminiscent of the re-shoots for the thriller “All the Money in the World”: After the harassment and abuse allegations against Kevin Spacey, director Ridley Scott completely re-recorded his not exactly small part within a few weeks, with Christopher Plummer as a replacement.
By the way, “Army Of The Dead” is set in Las Vegas after a zombie epidemic. There a group of mercenaries enter the quarantine zone to carry out a major robbery.