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'Scouts vs. Zombies' Finds Its Female Lead (Exclusive)
Up-and-comer Sarah Dumont has nabbed the female lead in Scouts vs. Zombies, Paramount's horror comedy being directed by Christopher Landon.
Tye Sheridan (Mud), Joey Morgan, and Logan Miller (I'm in the Band) are starring as three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to battle vicious zombies after their small town faces an outbreak.
It was a long search, but the studio and producers finally found their young woman with a past, a high school dropout that has guys panting and who will ultimately teach the scouts to man up in their fight.
Halston Sage, David Koechner and Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold) are also in the movie.
Insiders say the role has star-making potential and has been compared to role Megan Fox played in the first Transformers movie.
Todd Garner, Andy Fickman, Betsy Sullenger and Bryan Brucks are producing the movie, which gets underway May in Los Angeles.
Dumont has appeared in Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon as well as the anthology Tbilisi, I Love You and has popped up on TV shows such as Mixology and Melrose Place.
She is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment, Elite Model Management and Jackoway Tyerman.