HomeTVThe Young and The RestlessChris Engen and Lauralee Bell “Ride” Again in Sequel to 60’s Cult Classic Jamey Giddens September 28, 2009 The Young and The Restless 2 Comments Back on the hog. Controversial Young and Restless alum Chris Engen’s next project is making a lot of buzz at film festivals. The actor is starring as Virgil, one of two primary lead roles in Easy Rider: The Ride Back, a sequel/prequel to Easy Rider, the 1969 counter culture flick that made icons out of Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Co-produced by Sheree J. Wilson of Dallas and Walker Texas Ranger fame, Easy Rider: The Ride Back also stars none other than Lauralee Bell (ex-Cricket Blair, Y&R). The film, which was shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, is being released Oct. 1 in select cities. Engen made headlines last Spring when he reportedly walked out on his Y&R role as Adam Wilson/Victor Newman Jr., allegedly protesting the direction his character’s storyline was headed in, which included a same-sex seduction. Engen was quickly replaced on the sudser by Veronica Mars star Michael Muhney. For more on Easy Rider: The Ride Back click here. Lauralee Bell Photo by PR Photos 2 Responses rebecca September 28, 2009 Hi!I just read in Nelson Bronco’s column that Eric Braden has been written out of the show and may not be back! Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 September 28, 2009 uhm…I don’t know which is weirder, the fact that they did a sequel/prequel to Easy Rider or the fact that it stars these two actors. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.