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The Vampire Diaries star Joseph Morgan, along with Walton Goggins, Ron Perlman and newcomer Nicole Badaan will topline Dermaphoria, an adaptation of Craig Clevenger‘s cult novel.
Ross Clarke wrote the script and is directing. He is also producing with his Keep the Car Running partner Teryn Fogel and Upload Films’ Nick Thurlow.
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Described as Memento meets Breaking Bad, the story centers on a brilliant chemist (Morgan) who wakes up in jail after a drug-lab explosion and is suffering from amnesia. Trapped between cops who want to arrest him and heavies who will stop at nothing to get the formula buried deep inside his head, the man needs to piece together memories fragmented by a powerful new drug and find his missing girlfriend.
The movie is heading toward a June 23 start in New Orleans.
Aperture Entertainment’s Adam Goldworm will executive produce with Jonah Loop.
Morgan is coming off several seasons of Vampire Diaries and will now star in its spinoff, The Originals. The actor — who is repped by WME, Richard Konigsberg and Curtis Brown Group — has the thriller Open Grave with Sharlto Copley in the can.
Goggins stars in FX’s Justified and recently appeared in Django Unchained and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He is repped by ICM and Darris Hatch Management
Perlman, who stars in FX’s Sons of Anarchy and will appear in Pacific Rim, is repped by Kritzer Levine and Bloom Hergott.
Dermaphoria is the feature debut for Badaan, who is repped by Aperture Entertainment.
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