Chris Jericho, GTA 5 Actor & More Set For New Wrestling Movie

3 months ago by Connel Rumsey

Chris Jericho, GTA 5 Actor & More Set For New Wrestling Movie AEW

Former AEW and ROH World Champion Chris Jericho is set to star in an upcoming wrestling-themed horror movie titled ‘Dark Match’.

Jericho featured in a supporting role in the recent horror movie Terrifier 2, and is set to lead in the upcoming flick.

The movie is set around a small wrestling company accepting a gig from a backwoods town, where shenanigans ensue.

Jericho will star alongside with Ayisha Issa (Transplant), Steven Ogg (Grand Theft Auto 5 & The Walking Dead), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Eklund (Wynonna Earp) and Jonathan Cherry (Goon).

Per Deadline:

EXCLUSIVE: Wrestling star Chris Jericho, fresh off a supporting role in horror breakout Terrifier 2, is set to lead cast in wrestling-themed horror Dark Match.

Jericho will star with Ayisha Issa (Transplant), Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead), Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Michael Eklund (Wynonna Earp) and Jonathan Cherry (Goon).

The Dept. 9 Studios film, which recently wrapped in Edmonton, Canada, sees a small-time wrestling company accept a high-paying gig in a backwoods town, only to discover when they arrive that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.

Pic is written and directed by Lowell Dean (Wolfcop) and is produced by John MacDonald who also serves as one of the executive producers along with Jericho. Don Depoe and Michael Feehan who are also Dept.9 producers, joined by Rhonda Baker (The Grudge) and Michael Peterson.

The film’s writer and director Lowell Dean said: “It’s been a blast filming in Edmonton and working every day with such a talented cast and crew. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with Dept.9 Studios and for the producer’s support in bringing Dark Match to life.”

Founded by John MacDonald in 2019, Dept.9 Studios is a 26,000 sq. ft. production facility in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops and produces its own films and TV and rents the site to third parties.

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