Disgraced comedian replaced in film
The official trailer for Zack Snyder's 'Army Of The Dead' just dropped, and there's plenty to talk about.
But right now, we're all focused on Tig Notaro.
Notaro didn't appear in the first teaser released in February, but in the official trailer, we saw Dave Bautista as a short-order cook enlisting the stand-up comedian alongside Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi and Garret Dillahunt for a $200 million Las Vegas casino heist - during a zombie outbreak.
All set to the tune of the late great Kenny Rogers hit, "The Gambler."
Chris D'Elia was in the movie, too, back when it filmed in the summer of 2019 on location in California, New Mexico, and inside a shuttered Atlantic City casino. Notaro, 50, replaced D'Elia in August 2020, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct (including with minors) came out against the 41-year-old D'Elia.
Snyder's production inserted Notaro into the footage through a combination of reshooting scenes and/or digitally inserting her into existing scenes. But Snyder knows a lot about fixing films in post, as he just went through that whole process on his four-hour cut of Justice League!
Such as this now-viral image, proudly shared by Netflix on Twitter, vaulting Notaro into the top of trending topics this week.
Tig Notaro. that's it that's the tweet pic.twitter.com/ncNHzcbKnq— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) April 13, 2021
Can we take a moment to appreciate how flawless Tig Notaro's addition to ARMY OF THE DEAD is?— Walt (@UberKryptonian) April 13, 2021
Tig Notaro was brought in to replace Chris D'Elia, however due to the pandemic, they filmed all her work on green screen. She never actually interacted with the cast.#ArmyOfTheDeadpic.twitter.com/cQ1B8DH9u9
Tig Notaro’s got to be the best last-minute casting upgrade since Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World.— Jimmy Geurts (@JimmyGeurts) April 13, 2021
I think we can all agree that casting Tig Notaro as this hot badass is one of the smartest casting decisions ever. Who would‘ve thought??? Zacks mind! pic.twitter.com/zTTXYkkESk— Ceren (@TheJannissary) April 13, 2021
All these years I've been telling people I'm queer when it turns out my sexuality is specifically "watching Tig Notaro fight zombies while Kenny Rogers plays in the background." https://t.co/24s1v2awVx— Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) April 13, 2021
This article originally appeared on Decider and was reproduced with permission
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