Variety reports that Walking Dead comic writer and filmmaker Jay Bonansinga and Professional wrestler and rock musician Chris Jericho are teaming up for a new psychological thriller, Self Storage, that will star Lew Temple of Walking Dead and The Devil’s Rejects fame.
Temple will portray John Fitzgerald, the main character of the script written by Bonansinga, who also directs, from his 2016 same-titled novel. Jericho will star in a key supporting role as well as executive producing under his Babyface Assassin Productions banner with Jeff Siegel for Delirium Tremens and Jason Cherubini for Dawn’s Light.
The story tells of a heroin-addicted father who with is son, accidently lock themselves in a self-storgae unit. They fight for survival as they battle real and imagined demons induced by drug withdrawal.
The projects marks Bonansinga's second novel adpatation, the first was The Killer's Game which starred Dave Bautista and was directed by J.J. Perry. The best-selling author is known for co-writing several novels with Robert Kirkman of Skybound Entertainment, based on The Walking Dead comic created by Kirkman.
Jericho's acting credits include Country Hearts Christmas (2023) and Terrifier 2 (2022). He has also served as an executive producer for The Death Tour (2022) and produced I'm Too Old For This Sh*t: A Heavy Metal Fairy Tale. He has also signed a contract extension with Elite Wrestling (AEW) that will run through December 2025.
Temple is well known for his role in season 3 of The Walking Dead as Axel, one of the prisoners found at the West Georgia Correctional Facility by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. The actor has numerous acting credits, including recent titles, Livelines, The Black Mass, Impuratus, Rosaline, Pig Killer, and more. He is best known for his role as Adam Banjo in Rob Zomie's The Devil's Rejects.