Jeffrey Dean Morgan, well known for his portrayal of the current TV villain, Negan, in The Walking Dead, has joined the cast of Dwayne Johnson’s adaptation of the video game Rampage. Morgan is also known for his role as Sam and Dean’s father in Supernatural and Denny Duquette in Grey’s Anatomy, but his latest role will be as Agent Russell, who works for OGA, a covert division of the government.
Rampage is based off the video game series with the same name, which has giant monsters destroying major cities and fighting the military. Though the exact plot details of the movie version aren’t known yet, the general synopsis is set to be the same with Johnson being the hero and saving the day.
New Line’s film will be produced by Beau Flynn, John Rickard, Hiram Garcia, and Brad Peyton, who will also direct. Wendy Jacobson is co-producer and Marcus Viscidi, Dany Garcia, Jeff Fierson, and Johnson are the executive producers. Ryan Engle, who wrote the script for Non-Stop, also wrote this screenplay, and Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal are rewriting.
Morgan is reuniting with Malin Akerman, who played his daughter in Watchmen, and joining Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Jake Lacy (How to be Single), Marley Shelton (Planet Terror), Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games), Breanne Hill (San Andreas), Matt Gerald (Daredevil), and P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street).
The film is set to hit theaters April 20, 2018.