Los Angeles, April 6: WWE wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista has joined the cast of Netflix's Army of the Dead, to be directed by Zack Snyder. Snyder, known for his work on DC film Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, made his directorial debut with Dawn of the Dead 15 years ago.

Army of the Dead is set following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Avengers Endgame Star Dave Bautista Thanks Vin Diesel For Why Drax's 'Invisibility' Scene in Infinity War Works!

According to Variety, Shay Hatten and Snyder are writing the screenplay from story penned by Snyder. Principal photography is set to begin later this year. Snyder is also producing the project along with his wife Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller through their Stone Quarry production company.