AEW’s Chris Jericho will star in a wrestling-themed horror movie titled Dark Match.
Deadline reports that Jericho leads a cast which includes Transplant‘s Ayisha Issa, The Walking Dead‘s Steven Ogg, The Vampire Diaries‘ Sara Canning, as well as Michael Eklund and Jonathan Cherry.
Dark Match sees a small-time wrestling company accept a high-paying gig in a backwoods town, only to discover when they arrive that the community is run by a mysterious cult leader with devious plans for their match.
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Written and directed by Lowell Dean, filming on Dark Match recently wrapped in Edmonton, Canada. Jericho, who was recently seen on the big screen in Terrifier 2, also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.
Speaking to Deadline, Dean said: “It’s been a blast filming in Edmonton and working every day with such a talented cast and crew. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with Dept.9 Studios and for the producer’s support in bringing Dark Match to life.”
Meanwhile, in October, Jericho announced he had signed a three-year contract extension with AEW, taking him to 2025.
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Announcing the news, Jericho said: “I’ve been with AEW since literally day one, and in the midst of enjoying what is being called a career year for me in 2022 – after 32 years in the pro wrestling business – I am excited and proud to announce the extension of my relationship with AEW and the Khan family.
“Working closely with Tony Khan every day is a rewarding and stimulating experience from both a creative and a professional standpoint, which has reignited my love for pro wrestling. I don’t think I would still be wrestling at this level or be as passionate about the business if AEW didn’t exist.”
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