WWE announced this week that the latest instalment of the Lionsgate Action Six-Pack movie deal is called 'Interrogation' and will feature two WWE superstars, reports whatculture.com.
The deal WWE Studios has set up with Lionsgate, means a series of films will be created in order to showcase emerging talent.
There have been two big name WWE superstars revealed as having roles in the latest movie, with ex-wrestler Edge continuing his decision to pursue an acting career.
Edge announced his retirement from professional wrestling in 2011, and has made several appearances in both films and television shows. These have included the fantasy film Highlander: Endgame and the SyFy series Haven, in which he currently plays Dwight Hendrickson.
Although having the time to film 'Interrogation' should be no issue for Edge, the other WWE superstar who currently makes regular appearances on WWE televsion, will surely be a lot harder to write out to enable her to have the time off.
Lana, who as well as being WWE superstar Rusev's real-life partner, is of course his regular companion to the ring and will surely leave a large hole while she is away filming.
With regard to acting, Lana also has a significant amount of experience similarly to Edge, having taken up roles in both Pitch Perfect 2 and Soul.
There is no denying that Lana has done an impressive job of transferring her acting skills expertly to the role of being Rusev's manager and despite not being a wrestler, has certainly made her mark as one of the most impressive females on the WWE roster.
The 'Ravishing Russian' therefore will surely impress just as much in her role in 'Interrogation' but it will be interesting to see how WWE go about writing her out for the time off she will require.
Needing to take time off to film scenes for movies has been common for many WWE superstars with the likes of Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose and The Miz all needing at least four weeks away from WWE in order to fulfill their filming commitments.
Interesting to note is that PWInsider reported how WWE acquired the script for the movie as far back as 2002, meaning it has taken them some 13 years to develop it.
The following synopsis of the film has been released:
“With a bomb set to go off in Las Vegas on one of the busiest betting days of the year, the story focuses on a brilliant interrogator called in to question the prime suspect. As time runs out, we soon learn there’s an even bigger plan in place for both of them.”
Although no specific date has been revealed as to when production of the film will begin, it is likely to be sooner rather than later, given the information which has been released this week.