Fresh off his role as Negan in The Walking Dead‘s seventh season, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has signed on to join Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in New Line’s upcoming Rampage movie, according to Deadline.
Rampage is expected to begin production this April under the helm of San Andreas director Brad Peyton, with a cast that also includes Naomie Harris, Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hil, P.J. Byrne, Jack Quaid and Matt Gerald. Malin Akerman is on board as the main villain, who’s behind the film’s monsters.
According to Deadline, Morgan is set to play Agent Russell, a character who works for a government division called OGA and “rolls with serious swagger and attitude.”
Details on the plot are still under wraps, but it is said that the film will feature a story similar to the gaming experience players were offered in the Rampage arcade game.
In the classic 1986 game, players would control giant monsters — an ape, a wolf and a lizard — taking them around the United States as they destroyed key landmarks while trying to survive an onslaught from military forces.
Rampage hits theaters on April 20, 2018.
6 Theater-Worthy Movies To Look Forward To In April
March has ended and Spring has begun which means we’re already in the summer movie season. The biggest hits of last month both financially and critically were Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island, and Logan. April offers us a smaller and more intimate slate of films, giving us a well-deserved breath of fresh air from last month’s loaded offerings. This month’s films will put many of our favorite stars in roles that are both unique and diverse, which might surprise you.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect to come out this month in chronological order. Hit Next to continue!