Jeffrey Dean Morgan Will Star In Sam Raimi’s Upcoming Horror Film “Shrine”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is most likely known for being on AMC's The Walking Dead since 2016. But that's not all he's been in. Other TV shows he's appeared in at one point or another include Grey's AnatomySupernatural and The Good Wife, just to name a few. In addition, he's had roles in movies such as Rampage and Watchmen. But it appears that he's going to try his hand at the horror genre on the big screen, rather than just on the small screen.

It's recently been revealed that Morgan will star as the lead role in the upcoming horror film Shrine, produced by legendary horror filmmaker Sam Raimi. The movie has Evan Spiliotopoulos directing, as well as Rob Tapert producing alongside Raimi with production company Ghost House. Production of the film is set to start in February of 2020.

Shrine is based on a 1983 horror novel that shares the same name. It was written by Jame Herbert and achieved a lot of critical and commercial success in its own right. So, it appears as though Stephen King isn't the only horror author whose work gets turned into movies!

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As for the synopsis, the movie "focuses on a disgraced journalist who discovers a series of seemingly divine miracles in a small New England town and uses them to resurrect his career, but the 'miracles' may have a much darker source."

Long-time fans of producer Raimi will no doubt be excited about his involvement with yet another promising horror film. He created The Evil Dead franchise back in the early 1980s. This proved to be a cult success with 1981's The Evil Dead, 1987's Evil Dead II and 1992's Army of Darkness. Other horror films he had a hand in making include 2009's Drag Me to Hell, the 2013 Evil Dead reboot and 2019's Crawl.

Whether you're a fan of Morgan, Raimi or both of these Hollywood stars, fans will certainly be excited for Shrine. It's going to take some time before it's all made and available to see in theatres. Until then, we're just going to have to wait in anticipation for this horror movie to come out!

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