Amazon’s “Zombieland” pilot has cast Kirk Ward (The Island) in the role of Tallahassee, taking over for Woody Harrelson who portrayed the character in the film. He joins Majara Walsh, Izabela Vidovic and Tyler Ross in the cast of central leads.
And he might have been the first choice for the role, from back in the day before Zombieland became a feature. Per Deadline, “Reese and Wernick, who conceived Zombieland as a TV show, originally had Ward in mind for Tallahassee after meeting the actor while shooting the William Shatner-starring Spike TV limited series Invasion Iowa.”
The comedy continues the events of the original film, with new actors taking over the roles of Columbus, Tallahassee and Wichita, previously played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, respectively, in the 2009 Ruben Fleischer feature. Wichita (Walsh) a natural con-woman and tough girl who with her younger sister Little Rock (Vidovic) teams up with Tallahassee (Ward) and Columbus (Ross) to survive the zombie apocalypse and search for survivors.
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will pen the script for Sony Pictures Television, which is producing the Amazon pilot.