It seems that Huma Qureshi is on a treadmill that has more of the international projects lined up for her ahead rather than on-shore projects. Moreover, if one has a vague idea about Indian performers doing offshore projects more than one, she would be the only one amongst them who has landed another international project in this short span of time since she made her debut 7 years back in 2012.
Not many details are available in the public domain about Huma’s role in the film. But it is expected to be significant and an entirely new territory for the 32-year-old, who is keen to start shooting for the movie. She made her international debut with Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House in 2017. And as very much expected she has given her nod to join the cast of American director Zack Snyder’s: Army Of The Dead.
This Kaala actress, who will soon be seen in Deepa Mehta’s Leila, that premieres on an OTT (Over-the-top media services) platform next month, will play one of the lead characters in it. When Huma was asked to comment on this opportunity being offered to her, she said,
“I am so humbled and excited for the opportunity. I’m a huge fan of Zack Snyder and can’t wait to begin shoot.”
When it comes to the plot of the film, it follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas as a man assembles a group of mercenaries to pull off the greatest heist. Huma joins the team, with British actress Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera and Theo Rossi rounding off the rest of the cast. Army Of The Dead will mark Snyder’s return to the zombie genre. When it comes to his directorial debut film, it was Dawn Of The Dead (2004).
There has been an ever increasing trend in international projects comprising talents from all across the world, so as to ensure its global acceptability, as local movie-goers link to their own people in the cast well, thereby ensuring its good business prospects at silver screens.