Comedian Rob Riggle is probably best known for his work as a Daily Show correspondent through 2008, as well as his various film and TV cameos (21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, NTSF:SD:SUV). And now he’s playing lead for the upcoming video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower.

Riggle will play photojournalist and oddball-weapon-creation-enthusiast Frank West, who was the main character in Capcom’s original Dead Rising film. The movie — which will not play in theaters and instead debut on Sony’s Crackle service — is written by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat Legacy)

In addition to performer, Riggle was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He’s served in Liberia, Kosovoa, and Afghanistan. Happy Veterans Day to Rob and all our servicemen and women!

SYNOPSIS:
Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.

Source: The Verge