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Rob Riggle Joins Cast Of `Dead Rising’

Actors Rob Riggle and Harley Morenstein are among the actors joining the cast of Crackle’s original film Dead Rising:Watchtower, the OTT service said Monday.

Riggle (Let’s Be Cops, 22 Jump Street) and Morenstein (Epic Meal Time) will be joined by Keegan Connor Tracey (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) in the movie, which follows as large-scale zombie outbreak, said company officials.

Previously announced cast members for the film, based on the video game franchise of the same name, include Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert.

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