Jon Bernthal Set For Sicaro

He'll co-star in Denis Villenuve's latest

Jon Bernthal Set For Sicaro

by James White |
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He may have died in The Walking Dead, but that has led to a healthy cinematic afterlife for actor Jon Bernthal. He’s now scored three roles, leading off with a prime role in Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve’s latest, **Sicario{ =nofollow}.

Emily Blunt is starring in the thriller, playing a law enforcement agent who has to work with a mysterious government operative (Benicio Del Toro) and a squad of fellow agents to take down a drug kingpin. Exact details on Bernthal’s character haven’t been specified beyond the fact that he’s called Ted. We doubt he’s a talking bear, though.

Villeneuve is working from Tyler Sheridan’s script for the movie, aiming to shoot later this year. Bernthal has also booked a role in Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, which Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct, adapted by Jesse Andrews from his Young Adult novel. It’ll find a high school student ordered by his mother to befriend a girl battling leukaemia. Bernthal is playing a teacher in that one.

And then there’s Gerardo’ Naranjo’s latest untitled project, where Bernthal will be someone named Monroe alongside the already-cast Dakota Fanning and Evan Rachel Wood. It’ll be a busy rest of the year for him…

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