Cole Sprouse joins cast of new true crime drama Silk Road

20 May 2019, 17:11

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By Rachel Michaella Finn

The upcoming film about the dark web will also star X-Men: Apocalypse star Alexandra Shipp.

Riverdale’s Cole Sprouse has been announced as a new addition to the cast of upcoming crime drama Silk Road.

He’ll be joined by X-Men: Apocalypse star Alexandra Shipp and the previously announced Jason Clarke and Nick Robinson for the film. The feature-length movie follows the story of Ross Ulbricht (played by Robinson), the criminal mastermind behind the online black market Silk Road, and the ‘Jurassic Narc’ (played by Clarke) as he attempts to bring down his billion-dollar illegal drugs empire.

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The film is based on a 2014 Rolling Stone article ‘Dead End On Silk Road’, written by David Kushner, and it will be written and directed by Tiller Russell, who previously directed 2018’s Operation Odessa. No news has been confirmed yet on exactly what Sprouse's role will be in Silk Road, but with principal photography of the project set to start next month, we'll probably find out more details sooner rather than later.

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Cole Sprouse recently starred in the film Five Feet Apart, which tells the story of two cystic fibrosis patients for end up falling for each other, only to be unable to physically interact due to the risk of cross-contamination with their condition.

Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones in Riverdale season 3.
Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones in Riverdale season 3. Picture: Picture: The CW

Speaking to PopBuzz about the film earlier this year, Cole Sprouse also discussed his hopes for his character Jughead in the fourth season of Riverdale, which will be out at some point later this year.

“I think when Riverdale is at its strongest it's about the characters, their dynamics, their personal narratives and their relationships with one another. And I think Jughead asking himself how his family has affected him is what I'd kind of like to see,” he explained.

“But I also think I'd love to see a Jughead that feels kind of like a season one Jughead, which is much more of a quiet sort of monologue side. I think there's a lot of potential and a lot of interesting narratives this season in the form of FP and Jughead teaming up and playing the True Detective crime investigator father/son duo. I think there's something really enjoyable about Jughead being the brain and FP being the brawn of that investigation. That's something I'd personally like to see going into season 4.”

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