Cliff Curtis wades into shark thriller Meg with Jason Statham

Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis may be on hiatus between seasons of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, but he's not going to stray away from working with man-eating creatures in the interim. The actor has just signed on to co-star with Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Li Bingbing, and Jessica McNamee in the long-awaited cinematic adaptation of the 1997 Steve Alten novel MEG.

Statham plays a

Navy deep-sea diver whose military career ended in disgrace after his team encountered a living Megalodon, a prehistoric ancestor of the shark believed to reach up to 60 feet in length. With his team destroyed by the beast, he soon is offered a chance at redemption when an international underwater observation program led by Chinese scientists encounters the same beast after a volcanic eruption released it from an underwater trench into open water.

Curtis's character is the Operations Chief aboard the Mana One, which I assume is the deep-sea submersible the prehistoric shark attacks, but I could be wrong.

MEG is being directed by Jon Turtletaub from a screenplay by Dean Georgaris and James Vanderbilt.

His character on Fear the Walking Dead isn't exactly the greatest, but Curtis is a very solid actor, so I'm glad to see him joining the cast of MEG and look forward to watching him face off with the title shark.

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Source: Deadline



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