Know the Cast: ‘Army of Thieves’

Army of Thieves Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Army of Thieves cast features Matthias Schweighöfer and Nathalie Emmanuel. This info article includes plot details about the upcoming Netflix movie, a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. The Army of Thieves trailer released on September 25, 2021.

Army of Thieves follows a German safecracker named Dieter. He is recruited by an international heist team consisting of notorious European criminals. Directed by and starring the aforementioned Schweighöfer, the Netflix movie chronicles the collective antiheroes’ attempts to break into three safes owned by a billionaire named Bly Tanaka. Here’s every main performer and character in Army of Thieves.

Army of Thieves Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter

Army of Thieves Cast - Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter

Character Profile: A safecracker extraordinaire. He wins a competition and gets recruited by an elite heist team. In the original franchise movie, Army of the Dead, Dieter helps a team of renegades battle zombies in Las Vegas.

Schweighöfer’s Resume: Manfred von Richthofen in The Red Baron (2008), Alex in What a Man (2011), Clemens Klina in The Manny (2015), Lukas Franke in You Are Wanted (2017-18), Dieter in Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of Thieves Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline

Army of Thieves Cast - Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline

Character Profile: The leader of an international heist crew. She recruits Dieter for a new job. Based on the Army of Thieves trailer, Gwendoline appears to be a master of disguise and also forms a romance with Dieter.

Emmanuel’s Resume: Missandei in Game of Thrones (2013-19), Ramsey in the Fast and Furious Movie Franchise (2015-), Harriet in the Maze Runner Movie Franchise (2015-), Maya in Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Deet in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Army of Thieves Cast: Ruby O. Fee as Korina

Army of Thieves Cast - Ruby O. Fee as Korina

Character Profile: A master hacker. The Army of Thieves trailer frames her as a no-nonsense figure with a unique style. Korina also explains the logistics of the team’s operations.

Fee’s Resume: Nine-Year-Old Rebecca in Womb (2010), Sternchen in Als wir träumten (2015), Ruth Arndt in The Invisibles (2017), Sindy in Polar (2019), Romy in Asphalt Burning (2020)

Army of Thieves Cast: Guz Khan as Rolph

Army of Thieves Cast - Guz Khan as Rolph

Character Profile: A getaway driver. He is especially intense in the Army of Thieves trailer and gets a thrill while executing his missions. Rolph will likely provide comic relief.

Khan’s Resume: Mobeen in Man Like Mobeen (2017-20), Del in Turn Up Charlie (2019), Cheese in Curfew (2019), Basheer in Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Postman in Corner Shop: Thank You, Come Again (2019)

Army of Thieves Cast: Stuart Martin as Brad Cage

Army of Thieves Cast - Stuart Martin as Brad Cage

Character Profile: A “real-life action hero.” The Army of Thieves trailer positions him as a self-conscious man, one who can kick some ass. Brad could maybe venture off and work on his own.

Martin’s Resume: Lorenzo in Medici (2016), Silas Sharrow in Jamestown (2017-19), Terry Mooney in Our Ladies (2019), William “The Duke” Wellington in Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), Kurjak in Dampyr (2021)

Army of Thieves Cast: Jonathan Cohen as Delacroix

Army of Thieves Cast - Jonathan Cohen as Delacroix

Character Profile: An Interpol agent. The Army of Thieves trailer suggests that he’s the archetypal intelligence officer who is fully dedicated to the work, perhaps almost to a fault. Delacroix seems nervous about not being prepared at all times.

Resume: Patrick Benmussa in Mafiosa (2008), Serge le Mytho in Serge le Mytho (2016-17), Arnaud in Budapest (2018), Joseph Hazan in Family Business (2019-20), Marc in La Flamme (2020)


The Army of Thieves cast also includes Noemie Nakai (Never Let Me Go, Death Note: Light Up the New World), Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann, The Interpreter), John Bubniak (Girls, Barry) and Barbara Meier (The Old Fox, Endless). This article will be updated as new details emerge. Army of Thieves will premiere on October 29, 2021.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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