‘Walking Dead’ Actor Steven Yeun to Star in Action Movie ‘Mayhem’

'Walking Dead's' Steven Yeun to Star
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Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving will star in the action movie “Mayhem,” sources have confirmed to Variety.

Joe Lynch is directing the film with Circle of Confusion producing. The company also produces Yeun’s AMC zombie drama “The Walking Dead.” Confusion partner Lawrence Mattis and head of production Matt Smith are producing with Royal Viking Entertainment’s Sean Sorensen.

Matias Caruso penned the script, which tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.

The film is being financed by Avva Pictures, with Avva principal Mehrdad Elie also producing; Avva president of production Parisa Caviani is exec producing.

The pic is due to begin principal photography later this month on location in Belgrade, Serbia.

Yeun is best known for playing Glen on “The Walking Dead,” and the film would mark the actor’s biggest role to date. He recently appeared in “I Origins.” Yeun is repped by by Paradigm, Gotham/Principal and attorney Adam Kaller.

Weaving recently starred in McG’s “The Babysitter” for New Line. She is repped by CAA, Untitled and Shanahan Management in Australia.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Its a cheap horror/action movie . It just being done in part to make TWD fans the Yeun’s character Glenn has been killed off ? In my opinion its a look over here ploy to trick the fan base . And make some money off TWD fans who will go see this movie because hes in it and they think his character is dead …

    • Jay says:

      Uh, if he’s still filming Mayhem in Serbia at the same time season 7 of TWD is filming in the US of A, you betcha Glenn’s dead.

  2. rrpounder says:

    The movie is being produced by the same company that produces The Walking Dead. Maybe the role is a thank you present for all of his loyal years of service to the show.

  3. Bill B. says:

    I really like him, but I wonder how he will translate to the big screen. I’m not so sure his breakout will be a film about him savagely fighting for his life due to a virus. Doesn’t sound like this will expand his image.

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