Walking Dead alum Callan McAuliffe cast in Lionsgate comedy film, The Duel

McAuliffe is known for his role as Alden in The Walking Dead series.
Los Angeles Premiere Of "Him And Her"
Los Angeles Premiere Of "Him And Her" / Albert L. Ortega/GettyImages

Callan McAuliffe was introduced to The Walking Dead fandom in season 9 as Alden, a member of Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) Saviors. He would later join Hilltop and become a productive member of this community. In season 11, Alden suffered a horrific death, most of which wasn't told on screen; you can read about it here. Deadline reports that McAuliffe has now been cast in a new comedy, The Duel.

Executive produced by Dylan Sprouse, who also stars, the film was acquired by Lionsgate and Grindstone Entertainment. The film is written by Justin Matthews (The Morning Show) and Luke Spencer Roberts (Upgraded) and serves as the duos directorial debuts.

The story features two friends, Woody and Colin, who after Woody discovers his friend is sleeping with his girlfriend, challenges him to an old-school duel. This leads their friend group on an wild adventure which includes a cocaine dealer, a pig, an eccentric antique shop owner and a trip across the border to a mysterious estate.

McAuliffe portrays Woody with Sprouse as his best friend Colin. Patrick Warburton plays the shop owner and the cast also includes Denny Love, Hart Denton, Rachel Matthews, María Gabriela de Faría and Christian McGaffney.

Several cast members attended the Indy 500 on May 26 in support of The Duel, which will be released in theaters at the end of July 2024. The cast participated in the parade as a promotion for the film's release.

What else does Callan McAuliffe star in?

Recently, McAuliffe starred in Prime Video's About Him and Her, a movie based on a true story of the producer's experience with crossed phone lines, something that was experienced before cell phones in the 80s and 90s. McAuliffe played the lead in the film alongside Cristina Spruell. The film, set in 1989, tells of two strangers who meet via crossed phone lines and eventually meet in an unusual way.

His American feature film debut was in Rob Reiner's Flipped, where he portrayed Bryce Loski. The film is based on the novel by Wendelin Van Draanen. He was also cast as the lead in the Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay produced, I Am Number Four, based on Pittacus Lore's novel.

In 2013, he portrayed a young Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

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