LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Lamorne Morris attends the 33rd Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular Gala on July 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

Lamorne Morris Cast in Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot Adaptation

Deadline has confirmed that Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Game Night) has joined Sony Pictures‘ sci-fi superhero adaptation of Valiant Comics character Bloodshot. Morris is set to play Wilfred Wigans, who is described as a young scientist who becomes Bloodshot’s unlikely ally.

Bloodshot tells the story of a former soldier, Ray Garrison, killed and brought back to life with technological upgrades thanks to Rising Spirit Technologies, filling his body with billions of nanobots. This allows him to be the perfect soldier by healing from injuries, shapeshifting and even interacting with technology. Ray, aka Bloodshot, suffers total memory loss and struggles to reconnect with who he was while learning what sort of weapon he has become, with the help of a group of other augmented combatants known as Chainsaw.

Morris joins an already star-studded cast that includes Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious series, xXx series) in the title role, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Eiza Gonzalez (Baby Driver), Michael Sheen (Tron Legacy), Talulah Riley (Westworld), Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Game of Thrones) and Alex Hernandez (Unreal).

Bloodshot is scheduled to begin production this July, with a script written by Academy Award nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ArrivalThe Thing), and featuring Dave Wilson as director. Wilson worked with Deadpool director Tim Miller at Blur Studios and is best known for directing the cinematics for video games like Bioshock Infinite and Mass Effect 2. The character of Bloodshot was originally created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton.

Bloodshot will arrive in theaters on February 21, 2020.

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