Matt Lanter just landed a huge new movie role!
According to Deadline, the 32-year-old actor has been cast opposite Nicolas Cage in the upcoming film USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, which is “based on the true story of the American warship sunk by a Japanese sub in the Philippine Sea in the closing weeks of World War II.”
The description continues, “900 crewmen survived, but were left stranded in shark-infested waters. With the Navy unaware the ship had been lost, the sailors awaited rescue for more than three days. Nearly 600 of the survivors died before help arrived, the majority under circumstances right out of a horror film as they were picked off one at a time by sharks.”
Matt is set to play Chief Petty Officer Brian “Bama” Smithwick, a U.S. Navy Diver from the Gulf Coast.
Congrats to Matt on his new gig!