Millennium Films’ submarine action-thriller has added another member to its crew, drafting Zane Holtz for a key role in the story about an untested sub captain teamed with an elite military unit to rescue the Russian president from an ongoing military coup. Joining Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Billy Bob Thornton, Common, and Taylor John Smith, Holtz is playing “Martinelli,” a courageous, skilled member of the elite unit that is part of 21st century American military power. Donovan Marsh is directing the Original Film production from a script by Peter Craig.

Holtz’ previous credits include Perks of Being a Wallflower, his current role in the reimagining of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and 7 Minutes. He’s repped by 3 Arts Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.

Australian newcomer Marcus Vanco will be facing off against the undead, having landed a leading role in the upcoming remake of the horror classic Day of the Dead. From Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films, the script by Jeffrey Reddick adapts George R. Romero’s 1985 film about a group of survivors of a worldwide zombie apocalypse hiding out in a fortified military base. Vanco will play Baca Salazar, a soldier and survivor. Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson and James Dudelson are producing.

Vanco is best known stateside for his role in MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles. He’s repped by Silver Lining Entertainment and Eaton Management in Australia.