EXCLUSIVE: Cooper Andrews, who co-stars as Jerry, loyalist to the Kingdom, on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has come aboard the DC Comics universe in New Line’s David F. Sandberg-directed Shazam! Zachary Levi is stars as the title character, who’s the adult superhero version of Billy Batson, played by Asher Angel.
Billy is able to transform into Shazam by uttering the moniker, an acronym of the ancient world gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury. Andrews will play the foster parent at the group home where Billy lives.
Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen and Jovan Armand also co-star. Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke wrote the screenplay, which Peter Safran is producing.
Andrews, who recurred as Yo-Yo Engberk in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, is repped by Henderson Represents Inc and Gekis-Ribera Management.