EXCLUSIVE: Sundance breakout Tyler Ross, star of indie Milkshake, and up-and-comer Izabela Vidovic have been cast as two of the four leads in Zombieland, Amazon Studios’ comedy pilot based on the hit 2009 movie. The project, produced by Sony TV, is a continuation of the adventures of Tallahassee, Columbus (Ross), Wichita, and her younger sister Little Rock (Vidovic) — four humans who band together to survive the zombie apocalypse. In the movie, the “nerdy handsome” Columbus, who also narrates the story, was played by Jesse Eisenberg; Little Rock, a worldly girl hardened by adversity, was portrayed by Abigail Breslin. Original Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick wrote the pilot and executive produce with the movie’s producer, Gavin Polone.
Ross, repped by CESD and New Wave Entertainment, plays the lead in Milkshake, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released in the summer. He also drew praise for his starring role in the indie The Wise Kids. On the TV side, Ross recurred on the second season of Starz’s Boss. Vidovic, repped Paradigm and Trilogy Talent, recently wrapped the Millenium Films feature Homefront and has done two other pilots, Fox’s Little Brother and Little In Common.