Deadline reports that actor John Carroll Lynch will star in the crime thriller She Rides Shotgun with previously announced Targon Egerton. Lynch is remembered by Walking Dead fans as Eastman, the man who significantly influenced Morgan Jones (Lennie James).
She Rides Shotgun is directed by Nick Rowland, known for Calm with Horses, and Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski adapt the story from Jordan Harper's novel. Filming is already under way and is expected to concluded later this month.
Egerton portrays Nate, a man recently released from jail who is ready to make a fresh start. His enemies are searching for him which forces him to go onn the run with his daughter Polly (Heger), who has grown up without him. Additional supporting cast includes Ana Sophia Heger, Rob Yang, Odessa A’zion, and David Lyons.
John Carroll Lynch other recent roles
Recently, Lynch was featured in two episodes of the HBOMax series, The White House Plumbers, with Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux. The five-part series tells of the historical events of Watergate. He also starred in four episodes of another Watergate series on Starz, Gaslit, starring Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, and Dan Stevens.
He portrayed a Montana Highway Patrol officer with a shady past in season 1 of Big Sky. The crime thriller is based on The Highway series of books by C.J. Box.
On March 1, Lynch will star in the western movie Outlaw Posse, written and directed by Mario Van Peebles, who also stars, that tells of a man who returns from hiding in Mexico to claim stolen reparations of gold hidden in the hills of Montana. The movie also stars Whoopi Goldberg, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Jame Olmos, William Mapother, M. Emmet Walsh and more.
Another new film, Babes, Pamela Adlon's directorial debut that will premiere at SXSW 2024, is a comedy in which Lynch stars. The story tells of aggressively single Eden, a woman who becomes pregnant during a one-night stand and turns to her best friend, Dawn, a married mother of two, for help.
He will also star in The Grand Strand, written and directed by Luke Lowder, a coming-of-age film that follows a boy whose fate has been affected by a tragedy. He is forced to make a life-altering decision of either entering foster care or living with his only remaining family. He spends the summer before entering high school with his cousins and their dysfunctional family at a campground in Myrtle Beach to help him determine his path.