Riverdale ex-star Skeet Ulrich is set to join new exciting role in a psychological thriller film

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Riverdale ex-star Skeet Ulrich is going to join Michelle Monaghan in a new psychological thriller film from director Brad Anderson, titled Blood.

Skeet Ulrich already has his next career move lined up after confirming he would be departing from his role as Jughead’s father, FP Jones. The 90s heartthrob will join Michelle Monaghan in an exciting new thriller after saying goodbye to Riverdale once the fifth season returns to The CW and Netflix.

Riverdale’s own FP Jones (played by Skeet Ulrich) will also be joined by Hermione Lodge (Marisol Nichols) when he exits the show next year.

Previously known for his roles in 1990s classics Scream and The Craft, the CW’s steamy revamp of Archie comic books has revived the careers of a number of former teen stars.

Earlier this year, it was reported Ulrich’s time as the reformed Southside Serpent will be coming to an end at some point in the next season.

Thankfully, his fans won’t have to wait too long to see Riverdale’s new Chief of Police take on a new role away from the series.

On October 20, it was reported exclusively by Deadline that Skeet Ulrich has been cast in a new thriller, Blood, which is currently in production.

Ulrich will co-star alongside Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible), who plays Jess, a separated mother and nurse who faces a traumatising decision.

When Jess moves back to her family farmhouse with her young son Owen, her new life takes a horrific turn when Owen is bitten by their dog.

The bite results in a mysterious infection, and Jess is forced to make an impossible decision.

Blood’s synopsis reads: “When Jess discovers a disturbing cure, she is tested on the extent she’ll go to keep her child alive.”

Skeet Ulrich’s role is currently unknown, though he will undoubtedly have a major supporting part in the new thriller.

Director Brad Anderson is perhaps best known for directing Christian Bale in one of his most iconic and disturbing performances in The Machinist.

The new picture is being produced by Rhea Films and will be fully financed by Hercules Film Fund.

A release date is currently unknown, though a late-2021 or early 2022 release could be expected.

Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic still putting cinemas at risk, it is also unclear if Blood will receive a theatrical release or be made available to stream on-demand.

Meanwhile, it is still unclear how extensive Skeet Ulrich’s role in the new season of Riverdale will be when the series returns in January.

Although the main cast member’s departure was confirmed for season five, the next instalment is set to rollover a number of episodes from this year that were delayed due to the pandemic.

The upcoming run is also confirmed to jump ahead by seven years at some point, leaving the writers ample room to explain certain characters’ absence.

Blood’s lead star Michelle Monaghan is also confirmed to be crossing over with Skeet Ulrich’s career this October.

Monaghan will play a supporting role in upcoming sequel The Craft: Legacy, a standalone follow-up to Ulrich’s breakthrough cult classic.

On the small screen, she most recently appeared in Netflix thriller Messiah alongside Mehdi Dehbi as a man claiming to be the return of Jesus in the modern world.

Source: express.co.uk