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After a decade's worth of stops and false starts, it appears that Zombieland 2 is at last on the way. The sequel is set to begin shooting in January and it will reunite the cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin. At least one new face will be joining the film alongside the quartet as Zoey Deutch has been cast in Zombieland 2.
Zoey Deutch recently starred in Netflix's acclaimed romantic comedy Set it Up and also appeared in last year's The Disaster Artist. Based on the casting news, as reported by Variety, it is unknown whom the actress will be playing in Zombieland 2 at the moment. So we'll have to wait a while to get more details about her role.
Zombieland 2 will pick up with the characters in a world where many of the zombies have been wiped out, in part thanks to the double-tapping work of people like Columbus and Co. But the zombies are not gone, and the remaining ones have evolved over the years to become more dangerous and will likely require far more cardio to be prepared to deal with.
Zombieland 2 will also introduce some new human survivors to the mix and I'd expect Zoey Deutch to be playing one of them and not one of the undead. Without any further details, we're left to speculate about whom the actress might be playing and what city she will derive her Zombieland name from.
An earlier report said that the film will find Columbus, Tallahasse and Wichita attempting to rescue Abigail Breslin's Little Rock, who has run off with an unnamed and potentially dangerous character. There is also may be a character named Madison, who Columbus starts a relationship with. Perhaps one of these two characters (if they aren't the same person) is whom Zoey Deutch is playing in the film.
Whoever she's playing, Zoey Deutch had something of a breakout role on Netflix's Set it Up and she should be a great addition to this cast. While the small group feel of the first film was part of its charm, it will be nice to see the world expand out a little bit and help Zombieland 2 not just feel like a rehash of the first film.
Zombieland 2 is set to release on October 11th of next year, coinciding with the first film's 10th anniversary. But Zombieland 2 is just one of the anticipated titles arriving in 2019, check them all out in our 2019 Release Schedule.