Thesp to star in 'Michaelangel' opposite Hopper

Richard Grieco has signed on to star in indie murder thriller “Michaelangel,” opposite Dennis Hopper.

William Gove wrote and will direct the pic, which is produced by Arama Entertainment.

Story follows Grieco’s character after a serial killer murders his brother and leaves clues in the form of a bloody expressionistic “painting.” Grieco’s character is an art historian who plunges into a bizarre Los Angeles art scene to find the killer.

Grieco’s credits include the TV series “21 Jump Street” and “Booker.” He’ll be seen in Par’s upcoming comedy “A Night at the Roxbury.” His deal was brokered by his manager Jerald Silverhardt and his agents at CAA.

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