Jeffrey Dean Morgan joins Dwayne Johnson in Rampage
After wielding his barbed wire-covered bat during season 7 of the AMC television series The Walking Dead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will soon take another crack at a big-screen Hollywood production.
EW can confirm the actor has landed a part in the New Line’s upcoming adaptation of the Rampage video game series opposite Dwayne Johnson, Malin Åkerman, Joe Manganiello, Jake Lacy, and Moonlight Oscar nominee Naomie Harris.
Plot details are scarce, though the 1980s arcade games upon which Rampage is based revolve around a giant lizard, gorilla, and werewolf that wreak havoc on cities around the world.
Deadline, which first reported Morgan’s casting, indicates he’s tackling the supporting role of Agent Russell, “who works for a covert government division called OGA and rolls with serious swagger and attitude.”
Johnson, also set to executive-produce the project, teams once again with New Line, producer Beau Flynn, and filmmaker Brad Peyton on Rampage after working together on the earthquake blockbuster San Andreas and the adventure fantasy Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.
Rampage‘s screenplay was written by Non-Stop writer Ryan Engle, while Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, and Adam Sztykiel reportedly provided revisions.
The film’s monsters are slated to terrorize theaters on April 20, 2018.