He has played the role of Lionheart, The King of the World, Mongoose McQueen, The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla, the list goes on and on. AEW’s Chris Jericho though is playing a whole new role: a leading man.
Variety has reported that Jericho will play Bones Jamieson in the UPtv movie Country Hearts which is set to premiere this fall.
The film is described as: “The daughters of country music and rock & roll royalty who find themselves at a crossroads, torn between following their dreams of performing or helping their father run their up-and-coming horse breeding business. Between old flames, new love, best friends and family – they’ll all need the strength of each other to face the next steps.”
“After playing evil priests, insane asylum security chiefs, redneck social media whistle blowers and cult leaders, I jumped at the chance to play a nice guy for once in ‘Country Hearts!’” Jericho said. “I was able to flex my acting chops and my character range in these movies and it was a blast to play Bones Jamieson…father, ranch owner and rock star…which basically mirrors me in real life!”
The film also stars Lanie McAuley, Katerina Maria, Brendan Morgan, Jeff Irving, Craig Strickland, David Pinard, Michelle Nolden, Genevieve Fisher, Roy Lewis, Lara Amersey, Greg Ellwand, Bebsabe Duque, Celine Bauwmans and Neil Whitely.
UP TV (originally The Gospel Music Channel) is an American basic cable television network that spotlights gospel music and family-friendly programming.
The network must have faith in Jericho because a sequel – Country Hearts Christmas – is already in the works.
An avid horror fan, Jericho has appeared in such films as Terrifier 2, KillRoy Was Here, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! as well as a host of television shows ranging from Dancing with the Stars to The Thundermans and The Masked Singer to hosting Robot Combat League.