Hardman actor Vinnie Jones has signed on for a role in Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins, the fifth instalment in the British crime thriller series, ahead of principal photography this October.
Jones is set to portray Bernard O’Mahoney, an associate of Essex Boys member Tony Tucker, once again played by Terry Stone who returns to the cast alongside Roland Manookian as Craig Rolfe and Craig Fairbrass as Pat Tate.
“We are thrilled to have Vinnie Jones on board this unstoppable franchise,” said producer Andrew Loveday. “His entrance to the series will elevate the film as we introduce a new character into the iconic story, Bernard O’Mahoney.”
“I’m excited to be part of the Footsoldier story,” added Jones. “The script is excellent, and the filmmakers have done a great job. I’m looking forward to being part of the final instalment of the series. I love working on independent pictures and I’m sure the fifth film will prove to be as successful as the previous.”
Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins is slated for release in 2021.