Bruce Dern Joins Josh Hartnett in Crime Thriller 'Inherit the Viper'

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Owen Teague, Valorie Curry, Chandler Riggs and Dash Mihok round out the cast of the feature, exploring the prescription drug epidemic in West Virginia.

Bruce Dern has joined Josh Harnett and Margarita Levieva in Anthony Jerjen's crime thriller Inherit the Viper.

Owen Teague, Valorie Curry, Chandler Riggs and Dash Mihok have also been cast in the project, which features an original script by Andrew Crabtree. Michel Merkt and Benito Mueller are producing, with Barry Films' Wolfgang Mueller serving as executive producer. Principal photography commenced this week.

Inherit the Viper peers into the prescription drug epidemic ravaging West Virginia by following three siblings (Harnett, Levieva and Teague) as they try to escape the opioid business after their father’s passing.

Dern — an Oscar nominee for Nebraska and Coming Home — most recently appeared in the Netflix film Our Souls at Night alongside Jane Fonda and Robert Redford. He next portrays Joe Kennedy in Chappaquiddick, and co-stars in Sony Pictures' White Boy Rick opposite Matthew McConaughey. He is represented by Innovative Artists and Pure Arts.

Teague is represented by Brevard Talent Group and Management 360, Curry by ICM Partners and Thruline Entertainment, Riggs by The Burstein Company and ICM Partners, and Mihok by The Gersh Agency and Untitled Entertainment.