Indian film actress and model Huma Qureshi has been excluded from the first official picture of upcoming Netflix film, “Army of the Dead” even though she is playing an important role in director Zack Snyder’s zombie film. The picture shared by lead actor Dave Bautista on Instagram shows cast members Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Garret Dillahunt, Raül Castillo, Chris D’Elia, Samantha Win, Matthias Schweighöfer and Ana de la Reguera. He captioned the post as, “Couldn’t make it to #SDCC2019 because we’re busy killing zombies.” Huma was said to have been cast for the movie earlier this year in May.
“The idea of working with Zack is amazing considering his films in past; especially for audiences in India. This genre is vastly unexplored for the Indian audiences,” Huma had said in a statement, on the eve of leaving for Los Angeles to join Snyder and his crew. “Right now is the time for successful experimentation and as actors are trying and doing something which is never done before is extremely gratifying. The team behind the film needs no introduction and it’s truly an honour for me to be part of this special project,” she added.
Earlier today, Huma had posted an Instagram story suggesting that she was in the middle of traveling to film for the movie. She took to her social media to share the below snap of her passport and a boarding pass for a flight from Los Angeles, California to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Huma captioned the post, "Let's go get them zombies #AOTD #zacksnyder".
Snyder made his directorial debut with a zombie film, “Dawn of the Dead.” He is famous as the director of several comic book properties such as 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and most recently, Justice League. Huma made her film debut with a supporting role in the 2012 two-part crime drama, "Gangs of Wasseypur." Her performance in the film earned her several nominations, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut and the Best Supporting Actress. She was most recently seen in another Netflix thriller, “Leila.”