Roddy Piper as been cast in the Alterna Comics feature film, The Chair

roddy piperThe Chair has announced that wrestling legend Roddy Piper has signed on for the part of Murphy, replacing Eric Roberts (scheduling conflicts) while Lew Temple (The Walking Dead) is in talks to play main character Richard Sullivan (formerly cast as Brian Thompson).

Up and comers Brent Anthony, Michael Berthold, and Christian Hutcherson have also joined the iconic cast which includes Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Noah Hathaway (NeverEnding Story), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League Unlimited), Kin Shriner (General Hospital), Ezra Buzzington (The Prestige), and Travis Love (The Walking Dead) – just to name a few.   Indie horror favorite, Chad Ferrin (Someone’s Knocking at the Door, Chop), is set to direct the feature.

The film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen, and Erin Kohut has set a date to start production in February 2015 on location in Los Angeles, CA. With a screenplay by Erin Kohut and Peter Simeti. Produced by Crappy World Films and Alterna Comics, Inc.