"Penguin Bloom": This will be Andrew Lincoln's first film after "The Walking Dead"

Penguin Bloom: This will be Andrew Lincoln's first film after The Walking Dead

There is still a film trilogy about Andrew Lincoln's "The Walking Dead" character Rick Grimes, but he has turned his back on the series. And now it is known what the British’s first post “TWD” project will be.

Before Andrew Lincoln became the figurehead of the hit series "The Walking Dead" in 2010, he was probably only known to very few non-British people. His most famous role was previously that of the likable sign-holder Mark in the episode romance "Actually ... love". As the main character of "The Walking Dead", Lincoln was too busy to take on large film roles. With his exit from the series with the ninth season, there is now more space in the diary - and so he could now also sign for a leading role in the drama "Penguin Bloom".

The film is based on a bestselling novel by the same name by Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom and was announced some time ago. The focus is on Sam, who is on vacation in Thailand with her husband Cameron and their three sons. During the relaxing break, however, Sam falls from a balcony and is paralyzed from the waist down, which of course puts the previously happy family to the test. However, new hope gives them an injured magpie, which they lovingly christen "Penguin"

The main role of Sam is played in "Penguin Bloom" by Naomi Watts ("King Kong") and, as has now become known via Variety, Andrew Lincoln takes on the role of husband Cameron. No other actors are known yet. As a director, the Australian Glendyn Ivin was hired, who previously staged mainly episodes of series such as "Gallipoli" and "The Cry". It is not yet known when “Penguin Bloom” will be released in cinemas and whether the shooting will take place before the first “Walking Dead” movie about Rick Grimes.