David Arquette says he wanted his new film to shine a light on the world of professional wrestling and now he wants to find a way to make wrestlers’ transition into Hollywood easier.
Arquette recently spoke with WrestleZone Managing Editor Bill Pritchard while promoting his new film, You Cannot Kill David Arquette, available now on video-on-demand. The new film is the culmination of two years of work by Arquette, chronicling his journey back into the squared circle. Arquette says he did learn a lot about himself and the business, and now he wants to help pro wrestlers find another outlet in Hollywood.
“I didn’t really know how difficult it was going to be, I didn’t know how painful it was going to be. I didn’t know how life-threatening it would be. I knew I had to do it. I knew I wanted to tell this story and shine a light on wrestling as far as it relates to me, but also to Hollywood. I always had this chip on my shoulder that they don’t take wrestling seriously, they don’t take wrestling stars seriously. Why Stone Cold or Ric Flair aren’t on some CBS cop show is just crazy to me.
“We’ve been able to cast Mick Foley in 12 Hour Shift and Joseph Ruud, who was Erick Rowan, in this new movie we did [called] Ghost of the Ozarks. I want to try and incorporate actors in and bring them into the Hollywood circle but it’s going to take a lot of people to do it, it’s going to take a lot of thought behind it. It’d be great to figure out a way to get these wrestlers in SAG [Screen Actors Guild] so they’re covered with insurance and get a production company, shooting schedule down so you could literally get it and slot all of these people in and start utilizing some of their incredible talents.”
Recommended viewing: ‘You Cannot Kill David Arquette’