Euphoria’s Javon Walton lands starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in Samaritan
According to Deadline, Euphoria actor and Junior Olympic boxing prodigy Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton has landed a starring role opposite Sylvester Stallone in MGM’s superhero drama Samaritan. The young actor will play a young boy who is out to discover if a mythic superhero, who vanished 20 years earlier following a tragic event, is still alive.
Overlord director Julius Avery will helm the project, which also set key cast members Martin Starr (Silicon Valley), Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) and Moises Arias (Hannah Montana) in unspecified roles.
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Avery will direct from a script by Escape Room writer Bragi F. Schut, while Stallone and Braden Aftergood will produce via Balboa Productions.
In addition to Euphoria, Walton has also featured in the TV series Utopia.
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The film is scheduled for release on December 11.