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Frank West to be played by Rob Riggle in Dead Rising: Watchtower

Former Daily Show correspondent, retired U.S. Marine and star of 21 Jump Street among many others has been cast as journalist Frank West in the upcoming Dead Rising film.

Dead Rising: Watchtower will be digitally released via Sony’s Crackle streaming service. Crackle has apps on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and mobile. Joining Riggle in Watchtower are Epic Meal Time host Harley Morenstein and Canadian actor Aleks Paunovic who’ll play members of a bike gang.

Already confirmed to feature in the film are Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert. The plot of Watchtower as described by Crackle and Legendary is as follows, “Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.”

Dead Rising: Watchtower is written by by Tim Carter, writer of Sleeping Dogs.

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