Rider Strong, best known for his role on the current ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” has inked for the lead role in the Allegro Films (“Little Men,” “The Assignment”) thriller “The Pact.” Shooting is under way in Montreal, Canada.
In the film, budgeted at $1.84 million, Strong plays a young hitman forced by the mob to find and kill a teenager in the U.S. Justice Dept.’s witness protection program. The original screenplay was written by Brian Fuld and revised by William Lee (“Twist of Fate”). Rodney Gibbons (“Littlemen,” “Stranger in the House”) directs and Renaud Mathieu (“Twist of Fate”) produces.
Strong, whose “Boy Meets World” has been renewed for a sixth season on ABC, can be seen in Castle Rock Entertainment’s current release “My Giant” with Billy Crystal.
Strong’s “Pact” deal was negotiated by his agent Judy Savage of the Savage Agency and his manager Bruce Ducat of Ducat Management.