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British actress Ella Purnell of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" has joined the cast of Zack Snyder’s "Army of the Dead." She'll play Dave Bautista’s daughter Kate, according to The Wrap.

Ana De La Reguera ("Everything, Everything," "Goliath"), Theo Rossi ("Luke Cage") and Huma Qureshi (“Viceroy’s House") round out the rest of the cast.

"Army of the Dead" is about a team who tries to pull of bank heist in the middle of a zombie outbreak. It marks Snyder’s return to the zombie genre after his directorial debut with his 2004 remake of the classic "Dawn of the Dead."

Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder are producing for The Stone Quarry with Wesley Coller.

Principal photography for "Army of the Dead" is set to begin in July and should wrap up well before Bautista is needed on "Guardians of the Galaxy 3." (He's not going to be in James Gunn's "Suicide Squad," after all, by the way.)

Purnell’s credits include "Maleficent" (as teenage Maleficent) and "Churchill” She also starred in the 2018 BBC mini-series "Ordeal by Innocence” and the Starz series "Sweetbitter."

[Via The Wrap]