Tag: Jon Bernthal

Jon Bernthal Will be Robert De Niro’s Son in Grudge Match

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).

Robert De Niro in Being Flynn

Robert De Niro in Being Flynn

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.



Dwayne Johnson Twitts New Poster of SNITCH

Today Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, showed through his Twitter account the new poster of his latest film SNITCH. The film will be in theaters on February 22, 2013.



The movie poster comes with the slogan “How far would you go to save your son?” the former wrestler stated he was honored to work in this film based on a true story. However SNITCH promises a lot more than just stunts, which are the main attraction. In the trailer there’s a glimps of 18-wheeler and the good old hand-to-hand action (that many of us enjoy).

Dwayne Johnson twitts about SNITCH

Dwayne Johnson twitts about SNITCH

SNITCH stars Dwayne Johnson (Scorpion King), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead), Susan Sarandon (Alfie), Benjamin Bratt (Private Practice), Harold Perrineau (Lost), among others. The movie is being directed by Ric Roman Waugh, you’ll probably remember his work from the scifi hit Total Recall back in 1990.

On the other hand, Johnson, a former WWF wrestler, has emerged as a truly charismatic and aggresive leading man, who by now has shown some real range of performances.


Jon Bernthal’s ‘Shane’ Lives in The Walking Dead

Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch on Sundays to watch the latest installment of the famous zombie series The Walking Dead. Bernthal character Shane Walsh, went mad and ended up being killed by his best friend, Rick Grimes during season 2 episode ‘Better Angels’.

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead

According to Bernthal watching the show, where he played deputy Shane Walsh, gives him a moment of down-time for him, who these days is juggling his time with TNT’s television series “L.A. Noir” directed by Frank Darabont (The Mist), the man responsible for the first season of AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

The famous actor is also filming of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a Martin Scorsese film about Wall Street corruption, also starring Jonah Hill (21 Jump Street), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) and Matthew McConaughey (Reign of Fire).

Bernthal sadi to The Associated Press he’s trilled to be working with Scorsese.

He’s always been one of my favorite filmmakers, the guy I’ve always dreamed of working with,” he said. “It’s a really cool cast and based on a true story, so it’s been a really exciting project.”

Jon Bernthal in Snitch

Jon Bernthal in Snitch

Bernthal has also finished filming, “Snitch,” which will be released in theaters in February 2013. The movie, stars Dwayne Johnson, as a father who goes undercover for the DEA when his son is imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

The really great news of Benthal is the February arrival of the newest member of his family. He and his wife, Erin Angle, are expecting their second child. While Bernthal says he’d like to find out the sex of the baby-on-the-way, his wife wants to be surprised.

She calls the shots in that department, so we won’t be finding out until February,” he said with a laugh. The couple has a son, Henry, who is 15 months old.

Currently Jon Bernthal is heading to New Orleans this weekend to greet fans of “The Walking Dead” at the Wizard World Comic Con conference. His character Shane Walsh went mad and was killed last season, returned as a zombie and was killed again.

I’m very much still watching it,” he said. “I’m still a fan.”

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in episode 12 'Better Angels'

Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh in episode 12 ‘Better Angels’

Andrew Lincoln recently talked about having Jon around in the mid-season finale episode, where he appears as Rick’s hallucination of Shane. “He’s my brother and it was so strange seeing him there — and yet, so familiar. And it was very moving. He came back and was on his way to doing the Scorsese movie [The Wolf of Wall Street]. I could see him and he was being very respectful and standing back and letting us do our thing and not interfering and just watching. And I could see him itching to go so I said, “Jon, I need to run lines for this.” And he came on set and he wasn’t supposed to be working that night but suddenly he just said, “Right. I’m just coming. I’m coming back. I can’t not work.” So he got changed and we started acting the scene. He was only supposed to shoot the day afterwards.


With a laugh Lincoln said, “Only in my job can I keep killing my friend. This is the third time I’ve killed Jon. Well, it’s actually the second time, but I like to think of the other one as a family killing, via my son. Only in this crazy job can I still keep bringing people back form the dead in my imagination — and shoot them again.”

Dwayne Johnson Becomes a SNITCH in his Latest Action-Thriller

SNITCH is Dwayne Johnson‘s new film, a fast-pace action thriller of a father (Johnson) whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and now faces a mandatory minimun prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to save his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney (Susan Sarandon) to work as an undercover DEA informant and infiltrate a drug cartel with the help of an ex-con (Jon Bernthal). Without a care the father risks everything, including his family and his own life.



The movie is inspired by a true story, the screenplay was written by Justin Haythe (The Lone Ranger, Revolutionary Road, The Clearing) and adapted by the film’s director Ric Roman Waugh.

The film stars: Dwayne Johnson (Scorpion King), Nadine Velazquez, Jon Bernthal (Shane in The Walking Dead), Susan Sarandon (Alfie), Harold Perrineau (Michael from Lost), Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), Benjamin Bratt (TV series Private Practice)

This action thriller will premiere on February 22, 2013