After finding great success in the worlds of both wrestling and rock music, Chris Jericho is also making a move into the world of acting.
The Demo God recently featured alongside horror icon Art the Clown in 2022’s Terrifyer 2, and he’s previously had roles in films such as Sharknado 3, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and MacGruber. He also starred in the Canadian web series But I’m Chris Jericho, a fictionalized version of his own life as a struggling actor.
Now, according to a new report from Variety, Jericho will have a starring role in the upcoming UPtv production Country Hearts. The official description of the film reads as follows:
“[Country Hearts follows] the daughters of country music and rock & roll royalty who find themselves at a crossroads, torn between following their dreams of performing or helping their father run their up-and-coming horse breeding business. Between old flames, new love, best friends and family – they’ll all need the strength of each other to face the next steps.”
“I Jumped At The Chance To Play A Nice Guy” – Chris Jericho
In the past, Jericho has played a number of villainous roles, and in a statement to Variety, Jericho noted that he’s excited to play a nice guy for once as he takes on the role of Bones Jamieson.
“After playing evil priests, insane asylum security chiefs, redneck social media whistle blowers and cult leaders, I jumped at the chance to play a nice guy for once in ‘Country Hearts! I was able to flex my acting chops and my character range in these movies and it was a blast to play Bones Jamieson…father, ranch owner and rock star…which basically mirrors me in real life!”
Country Hearts is currently in pre-production and is set to air this fall.