Michael Madsen, Jaime King & Michael Milligan Join Tanner Beard in Dramatic Thriller ‘Blood Behind Us’

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Madsen (Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood), Jaime King (Sin City) and Michael Milligan (Outer Banks) have wrapped roles opposite Tanner Beard in Blood Behind Us, a dramatic thriller from directors Brendan Gabriel Murphy (Fluxx) and Shaun Hart (The Fall).

Supporting cast for the Texas-shot indie includes Ramsey Krull (What Did Deborah Do), Katie Leclerc (Switched at Birth), Russell Quinn (Romantic Rewrite), Wally Welch (The Magnificent Seven), and Brook Sill (Stranger Things).

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The story follows Johnny Philobosian (Beard), a former Army Ranger who after the Afghanistan War joins a motorcycle gang, causing him to spiral into a life of crime and addiction. Finally breaking away from the grips of the brutal gang, he turns on his crew, bringing down the entire organization.

With the leader Ramsey (Krull) heading to prison, Johnny enters witness protection, changing his identity to Casey Hatfield and relocating to Utah. After several years of hiding, while trying to rekindle a relationship with his daughter and ex-wife Francis (Leclerc), his whereabouts are discovered. A psychotic contract killer, known only as “The Chameleon” (Milligan) because his penchant for disguises, is hired to hunt Casey and his family down. Desperate for help, Casey heads to Texas to track down his estranged father Reed Philobosian (Madsen), a former gritty motorcycle gang leader who has no love for his son. They will have to come together and make amends but that’s if they don’t end up killing one another first.’s if they don’t end up killing one another first.

Co-written by Keyaunte Mayfield, Murphy and Hart, the film hails from Silver Sail Entertainment, Altered State Entertainment, Privateer Entertainment and Hooligan Dreamers. Producers are Lane Cheek, Tomik Mansoori, Murphy and James King. Xander McCabe and Kieran Murphy served as co-producers.

Said Beard in a statement to Deadline, “This has been a crazy science experiment of a movie filming it off and on for so many years, the last several years being somewhat a challenge but inherently crafting this story to what it is, so – very, very excited to see what the combination of these amazing writers have done over time and what director Brendan Gabriel Murphy has done where Shaun Hart left off.”

Best known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino on films like Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Reservoir Dogs, Madsen’s recent credits include the indies Final Wager, South of Hope Street and Outlaw Johnny Black, to name just a few.

Previously seen in films like Sin City and My Bloody Valentine, King has most recently appeared in titles like Lights Out, The Resurrection of Charles Manson, and Hoax: The Kidnapping of Sherri Papini.

Milligan has appeared most recently in films like Fluxx and Desperation Road, as well as Outer Banks and other series.

Madsen is repped by Bohemia Group; King by Paradigm, Management Production Entertainment, and Myman Greenspan Fox; and Milligan by AWA.

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