Steven Yeun Tapped for Joe Lynch's Action Thriller 'Mayhem'

Steven Yeun ("The Walking Dead") has landed the starring role, alongside Samara Weaving ("The Babysitter"), in an action thriller directed by Joe Lynch ("Knights of Badassdom"), titled "Mayhem."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is being headed by Circle of Confusion -- the production team behind "The Walking Dead" -- with Matt Smith and Lawrence Mattis serving as producers, alongside Sean Sorensen of Royal Viking Entertainment, and Avva Pictures' Mehrdad Elie and Parisa Caviani.

Written by Matias Caruso (of the Black List screenplay "Carnival"), "Mayhem" tells of:

"...a virus capable of making people act out their wildest impulses that infects a corporate law office on the very day attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to fight tooth and nail for not only his job, but also his life. "

Of the project, Lynch said, "It’s not every day you get to throw action, sci-fi, horror, drama and even satire in the genre blender and hit puree, but Matias’ script, combined with a gung-ho cast and crew — especially Steven and Samara — will make for a deliciously dangerous and exciting cinematic smoothie ... with a hell of a kick."

"Mayhem" begins principal photography later this month in Belgrade, Serbia.

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