WWE and Netflix have announced they will team up on a new feature film project called The Main Event.
The cast of the live-action family film will feature several WWE Superstars including WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus. Other actors making up the cast include Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold, Ken Marino, and Adam Pally.
The synopsis for the film is as follows: “After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.”
Production for the film is underway in Vancouver, and it is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.
The following is the official announcement that was issued today by both WWE and Netflix:
Production on the Live Action Family Movie Commences This Week in Vancouver
Based on an original screenplay by Larry Postel.
Director: Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point, Parks & Recreation)
Producers: WWE Studios’ Richard Lowell
Executive Producers: WWE Studios’ Susan Levison, along with Maggie Malina
Cast: Starring Seth Carr (Black Panther), Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood, Everybody Hates Chris), Ken Marino (The Other Two, Black Monday, Bad Milo), and Adam Pally (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Mindy Project) alongside WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus, among others.
Logline: After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar.
Production is currently underway in Vancouver and the film is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.
The Main Event joins a growing slate of live action movies featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes the upcoming comedy Tall Girl, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, and Hello, Universe, based on Erin Entrada Kelly’s Newbery Award-winning, New York Times bestselling novel.
WWE Studios is WWE’s multi-platform content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. Recent projects include Andre the Giant, the Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as hit showsTotal Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA. WWE Studios also recently produced the feature film Fighting with My Family in association with MGM and Seven Bucks Productions.