Joseph Morgan Lands Leading Role in ‘Dermaphoria’

Joseph Morgan has landed another leading role.

“The Originals” actor has landed the lead role in Dermaphoria, an adaptation of Craig Clevenger’s cult novel.

The movie follows a brilliant chemist (Morgan) who wakes up in jail after a drug-lab explosion and is suffering from amnesia. Trapped between cops who want to arrest him and heavies who will stop at nothing to get the formula buried deep inside his head, the man needs to piece together memories fragmented by a powerful new drug and find his missing girlfriend.

Morgan joins Walton Goggins, Ron Perlman and newcomer Nicole Badaan in the film which is set to begin filming in New Orleans on June 23. Fun fact – New Orleans is also where Morgan filmed the pilot for “The Originals.”

Congrats Joseph! He can also be seen on the big screen in Open Grave opposite Sharlto Copley.