Chandler Riggs’ next film project is crime drama Inherit the Viper

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Katelyn Nacon (L) and Chandler Riggs attend The Walking Dead 100th Episode Premiere and Party on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Katelyn Nacon (L) and Chandler Riggs attend The Walking Dead 100th Episode Premiere and Party on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC) /
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The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs will star in the upcoming 2018 American crime drama movie, Inherit the Viper, alongside a stellar cast.

Actor Chandler Riggs time on The Walking Dead as reoccurring character Carl Grimes may be coming to a close following Sunday’s midseason finale. Riggs acting career however, moves forward in a big way with a role in upcoming American crime drama Inherit the Viper. The film which stars lead Josh Hartnett [Lucky Number Slevin] centers around the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia. No doubt just reading that line might bring some flashbacks of Nick Clark on Fear the Walking Dead.

While it’s not an absolute certainty Riggs will play a prescription drug addict in Inherit the Viper, it would be a fascinating departure if it indeed ends up becoming true. Consider The Walking Dead fanbase has grown to see Carl Grimes as this clean-cut son of the Sheriff, it would be quite a contrast. A challenge for the actor to break away from an established archetype he’s played on TV for 8 seasons. It’s not a make or break role for Riggs but it will have some impact on his post-Walking Dead acting career.

Inherit the Viper: Cast and Crew

Chandler Riggs' next film project is crime drama Inherit the Viper - Photo Credit: SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor Chandler Riggs from 'The Walking Dead' at the Hall H panel with AMC at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC)
Chandler Riggs' next film project is crime drama Inherit the Viper - Photo Credit: SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor Chandler Riggs from 'The Walking Dead' at the Hall H panel with AMC at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC) /

Along with Hartnett and Riggs, the following actors have been named for Inherit the Viper: Margarita Levieva [The Deuce], Bruce Dern [Nebraska], Dash Mihok [Ray Donovan], Valorie Curry [The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2], Owen Teague [Bloodline].

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At the time of this article’s writing, Hartnett [Kip Riley], Levieva [Josie Riley], and Teague [Boots Riley] appear to play siblings in the film. Riggs official character name has not yet been revealed.

Inherit the Viper will be directed by Switzerland born director Anthony Jerjen, who previously directed film-shorts: The End, Trained, and Immersion. The screenplay comes to us from Andrew Crabtree, who previously wrote film-shorts: Companion, Planning Ahead, Carrie: The Artist, and A Little Bit Crooked.

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Inherit the Viper is likely to be released sometime in 2018, though there is no official release date as of yet. It will be a surprise no matter what really, to see what Chandler Riggs’ first acting role after The Walking Dead brings.