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Brace Yourselves: Matt Smith & Natalie Dormer Will Star in Patient Zero Together

DOCTOR WHO SERIES 11.2This should be interesting.

While we’re still all waiting to find out what Matt Smith’s career will actually look like post-Doctor Who (we’re interested in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies but concerned for Terminator Genisys), he’s picked up yet another Hollywood role. This time he’ll join Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay star Natalie Dormer!

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Deadline reports the two have landed roles in Stefan Ruzowitzky’s Patient Zero from Screen Gems:

In Patient Zero, an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.

No word on exactly who the two will play but the script is by Mike Le, who has written with Robert Kirkman for Image Comics’ Mayhem! series.

What do you think? I’m excited to see the two work together.

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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