Jon Bernthal‘s character on AMC’s The Walking Dead may be dead, or returning as a memory, however the actor recently got swamped with new projects. Bernthal’s portrayal of Shane Walsh caught the attention of many important directors and performers. In addition to having the leading role in a new TNT TV show ‘L.A. Noir‘ directed by Frank Darabont (The Mist, The Walking Dead).
The actor is set to appear in The Wolf on Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese which is expected to arrive in theaters next year. Bernthal is also credited for a part in Summit’s upcoming film SNITCH with Dwayne Johnson. Recently the zombie-slayer actor has another interesting role lined up, he will be playing the son of Robert De Niro‘s character in Grudge Match.
Grudge Match is a film directed by Peter Segal (Get Smart), which stars Robert De Niro , 69, and Sylvester Stallone as two retired fighters who get back into the ring for one last match to settle an old score. The very idea of seeing the Raging Bull exchanging blows with the Rocky star spells great potential. It will be interesting to see what kind of shape both men are in when they step into the ring. Stallone, 66, has already changed his physique in Expendables 1 and 2.
It appears that Bernthal’s character will bring an additional dose of tension. Variety reports that the Walking Dead star has already signed on to play De Niro’s son, “who is conflicted about training the estranged father he has resented for years.” In addition to De Niro and Stallone, Kim Basinger is also a member of this amazing cast of actors.