So The Hollywood Reporter has just announced the news I’ve been holding onto for months – that WWE and Gold Medal winning Superstar Kurt Angle is starring in IN THE RING as ‘Sledgehammer Sullivan’. And not only that, but we’re finally able to announce the other wrestlers currently involved!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Former WWE Star Kurt Angle Returns to Ring for Wrestling Comedy (Exclusive)
Olympic gold medal winner and ex-WWE and TNA wrestler Kurt Angle is to add another title to his growing filmography.
The sportsman, who has had numerous minor roles in films such as Pain & Gain and The Last Witch Hunter, has joined upcoming pro-wrestling comedy In The Ring, and is set to star alongside former WWE women’s champion Mickie James and Extreme Championship Wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer.
Coming from upstart U.K. banner BoxFly Pictures, In the Ring is written by Tony Lee, who was announced last year as the writer of the Hollywood Gang’s upcoming futuristic take on Robin Hood, and is based on a story by Lee and wrestlers Christopher Daniels and Frankie ‘Kaz’ Kazarian.
The film is described as a “Major League style ‘underdog’ comedy,” in which a group of misfit wrestlers, led by Sledgehammer Sullivan (Angle), take on a multinational corporation and rival, “extreme” federation head by Matt Manson (Dreamer) to gain a network TV contract in a winner-takes-all pay-per-view.
With a cast of on screen wrestlers that are made up primarily of actual WWE, TNA and Ring Of Honor performers, In the Ring also stars Daniels, Kazerian, John Morrison, Ken Anderson, Jay Lethal, Joey Ryan, Candice LeRae, Chavo Guererro JR, Kevin Kelly, Nick ‘Magnus’ Aldis, Chad ‘Gunner’ Lail, Dalton Castle and The Briscoe Brothers, with other wrestling names yet to be announced.