Amazon Studios’ Zombieland TV show has announced its first two cast members, indie favourite Tyler Ross (Milkshake), will be taking on the role of Columbus, played by Jesse Eisenberg in the movie, and Izabela Vidovic, will play Little Rock, depicted by Abigail Breslin in the original film.
The two characters are said to be largely as they were in the leaked casting details:
Columbus is much the same, except that he tracks down his grandma and grandpa (Bubbie and Peepaw) only to find them recently zombiefied. Also, Columbus is trying to deal with his newfound relationship with Wichita, after their first kiss. He has started calling her “Krista,” her real name — but there are some problems, especially after she finds him reading a book about fatherhood. He tries to organize a romantic scavenger hunt for her in the IKEA they’re camping out in, but it goes kind of horribly.
Little Rock seems actually kind of excited about meeting Columbus’ grandparents, before they turn out to be zombies. And she shares some of her own backstory, about how her dad parked her at a school while he went off grifting on his own — and then yanked her out of school right before a dance that she was looking forward to.