Category: Casting News

Press: Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in Action Movie ‘Mile 22’


THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) is joining Mark Walhberg in Mile 22, an action movie from STXfilms, the company announced Tuesday.


Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) is directing the project that already has a cast that includes John Malkovich, MMA star Ronda Rousey and Asian action star Iko Uwais (The Raid). Filming is set to begin later this month.


The script tells the story of an elite American intelligence officer who, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.


STX, which recently released Bad Moms Christmas to a lukewarm box-office reception, is hoping Mile 22 launches a franchise for the company and is developing a television series and VR projects around it.


Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter wrote the script. Berg, Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson are producing the pic.


Cohan is best known for portraying Maggie Greene on the AMC hit series The Walking Dead. She also has appeared on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Cohan is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management and Hansen, Jacobson.

Lauren Cohan Steps Into Key Role In Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’

DEADLINE – The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan has joined the cast of the Tupac Shakur biopic  All Eyez On Me where she will play Leila Steinberg, a key figure in the young rapper’s life. Steinberg was only 25 years old when she met the 17 year-old rapper Shakur who came to one of her workshops where she mentors kids to use their talent to make their lives better. She knew instantly that he was a different kind of talent and started working with him.


In the end, Tupac and Steinberg became mentors for each other as the young mother worked to learn the ropes and become a business manager. She would end up becoming a major figure the rapper’s young life and career start. Steinberg, whose father was a criminal justice attorney, has undoubtedly changed countless lives as she still mentors kids today both who come from poverty and privilege (who probably would never have met otherwise) through a non-profit called She’s been doing this for 30 years.


All Eyez On Me also stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac. Jamie Hector, Kat Graham and The Walking Dead‘s Danai Gurira. James G. Robinson, David Robinson (via Morgan Creek Productions) and LT Hutton are producing. Shakur’s mom Afeni Shakur is getting an exec producer credit.


Jeremy Haft and Ed Gonzalez penned the script and the film is being helmed by Benny Boom. The project follows the rise and senseless early death of the rapper on the Las Vegas strip when he was murdered in a drive-by shooting. Open Road is distributing the picture but the date has not been set.


Cohan, who will next be seen in the horror film from STX Entertaiment The Boy, is repped by CAA. The Boy bows Jan. 22 and its creepy trailer has already amassed 16.5 million views. In 2014, Cohan also starred in the John Herzfeld-directed independent film Reach Me alongside Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, and Kelsey Grammar.