"New Girl" star Lamorne Morris will join Vin Diesel in "Bloodshot" for Sony Pictures in the role of scientist Wilfred Wigans, who becomes Bloodshot’s unlikely ally.Toby Kebbell, Eiza Gonzalez, Michael Sheen, Sam Heughan, Talulah Riley, and Alex Hernandez also star. Dave Wilson of Blur Studios will direct and Neal H. Moritz is producing. Dan Mintz is exec producing.“Bloodshot,” first published in 1992, centers on a mortally wounded soldier with powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nano-machines in his...
Vin Diesel made his name as the gravelly voiced, buff-bodied star of the street-racing “Furious” franchise, and the muscular mogul shows no signs of slowing down. A formidable force both onscreen and off-camera, the talented multi-hyphenate has used the blockbuster films to become one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities.
Diesel’s visibility and irrepressible charisma have made him a social-media megastar. When the trailer of his new “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” sequel premiered on Facebook Live, it garnered more than 100 million views, showcasing his singular ability to engage fans online.
With a full slate of “Furious” projects on tap, Diesel is on track to remain one of Hollywood’s busiest celebrities. The tireless mogul is also muscling his way onto TV through his production shingle, One Race, which inked a multi-year, first-look deal with Universal Television in 2015. He’s already set up a “Miami Vice” reboot at NBC.
Born Mark Sinclair in Alameda, CA, the New York transplant showcased his versatile talents by writing, directing and starring in the 1997 Sundance indie “Strays.” He landed his breakout role as the renegade hero Riddick in the sci-fi film “Pitch Black,” soon becoming an action star with “xXx” and the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which has grossed $3.9 billion worldwide. In 2014, he joined the Marvel universe with “Guardians of the Galaxy.”