Chris Klein, who played a war hero in the satire "American Dreamz," will switch it up to play an action hero for his next project.
The 27-year-old actor has signed on alongside Jake Busey and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst to star in the dark comedy "Play Dead," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on Ronnie Reno (Klein), a washed-up TV action hero who fails audition after audition. After yet another disappointment, he becomes snowbound in a remote Nevada town run by ring of meth dealers who include Merle (Busey) and a henchman (Durst). When Reno stumbles upon the corpse of an FBI agent, Reno must make his action-hero experiences a reality in order to save the innocent.
Jason Wiles (Bosco on "Third Watch") will direct, based on a script he co-wrote with Shem Bitterman.
Klein last starred as an injured Iraq war veteran who supports his girlfriend (Mandy Moore) pursue her singing career when she enters the "American Dreamz" reality talent contest. His other films include "Election," the first two "American Pie" films, "Rollerball," "We Were Soldiers" and "Just Friends."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times