*“New Girl” star Lamorne Morris will join Vin Diesel in Sony Pictures’ “Bloodshot,” based on the comic book series created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton for Valiant.
First published in 1992, the story centers on a mortally wounded soldier with powers of regeneration and meta-morphing made possible through nano-machines in his bloodstream.
Morris will play the role of scientist Wilfred Wigans, who becomes Bloodshot’s unlikely ally, according to Variety.
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.
Over its comic book run, “Bloodshot” ran for 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold, according to Variety. Valiant is the third-most-valuable comic book company after Marvel and DC Comics.
Morris recently wrapped production on Universal’s untitled Danny Boyle–Richard Curtis comedy as well as on the National Geographic/STX miniseries “Valley of the Boom” opposite Bradley.