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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Joins ‘RAMPAGE’

April 6, 2017

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AMC’s The Walking Dead star who’s currently playing Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has joined New Line Cinema’s upcoming film, RAMPAGE.

Dean Morgan will play Agent Russell, a government guy with attitude who works for an agency known as OGA. The film marks a reunion with Watchmen star Malin Akerman, and who plays the main villain in Rampage.

Morgan and Akerman are joined alongside Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris, in an adaption of the classic Midway arcade game. Also starring Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, PJ Byrne, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald and Breanne Hill.

This marks the third collaboration between Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, director Brad Peyton and New Line after working on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas.

Carlton Cuse and his Colony co-creator Ryan Condal rewrote the script by Non-Stop screenwriter Ryan Engle, which will involve Johnson going toe-to-toe with the game’s three original beasties. Beau Flynn produces.

Rampage was released in 1986 and puts players in control of one of three monsters: A giant ape named George; a giant lizard name Lizzy; or a giant werewolf named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, fighting the military, and destroying key landmarks. Several sequels were developed, adding more types of monsters to the roster and extending their path of destruction into the cosmos and even back in time.

Production begins in Atlanta this month.

Rampage hits theaters on April 20, 2018.

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