Ulrich joins Sony's 'Armored'


Skeet Ulrich is returning to the big screen in Sony's Screen Gems drama "Armored."

Ulrich ("Jericho") will play Dobbs, a scruffy member of an armored truck company team who plans to empty a truck of its $10 million. Matt Dillon and Columbus Short star. Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Fred Ward co-star.

Nimrod Antal ("Vacancy") is directing from a screenplay by James V. Simpson. Sam Raimi, Josh Donen and Dan Farah are producing, with Chris Lemos and Luis Guerrero co-executive producing. Filming began this week in Los Angeles.

Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper and senior vp production Eric Paquette will oversee for the studio.

Ulrich has worked mostly on TV for the past few years, starring on CBS' "Jericho." After being resurrected from cancellation following a fan campaign at the network, the series returns Feb. 12.

His film credits include "As Good as It Gets," "Ride With the Devil" and "Scream." He's repped by the Gersh Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.