Laurie Holden To Take on The Walking Dead

Actress Laurie Holden

Actress Laurie Holden

Another week, more cast member for AMC’s zombie series, THE WALKING DEAD, are confirmed. This time it’s Laurie Holden’s (SILENT HILL, THE MIST) and newcomer Steven Yeun’s turn as they’ve both just been cast in Frank Darabont’s (THE GREEN MILE, THE MIST) comic book adaptation.

THE WALKING DEAD television series is set to follow the plot of Robert Kirkman’s comic in telling the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. Holden will be playing Andrea, a sharp shooter who falls for a man twice her age and Yuen has been cast as Glenn, a young man who saves Rick when he travels to Atlanta.

Both will be joining a cast which includes Andrew Lincoln (ENDURING LOVE, LOVE ACTUALLY) and Jeffrey DeMunn (THE MIST, THE X FILES). Holden (who must have impressed Darabont when she worked with him on THE MIST), in particular, is a brilliant choice to play Andrea as she’s proven herself an actress capable of playing strong, independent women and was impressive in both THE MIST and SILENT HILL.

THE WALKING DEAD starts shooting soon and is due to hit TV screens this October.

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Dennis Routledge Tizzard

Dennis Routledge Tizzard is a Film Studies graduate just starting out in the field of online film journalism. He maintains a blog for reviews of recent film releases, writes a weekly feature called 'The Art of Film Advertising' for The 405 and regularly contributes news articles and reviews for Cinefantastique Online.

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