Ready for the next star-making vehicle for the owner of the Moneymaker, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin?
Next month sees the DVD and digital download release for the French film Queens of the Ring (Les reines du ring) that WWE Studios threw some money behind and plan to remake for wider English-language release in the future. The film, about a working class mother who takes up pro wrestling as a way to get the attention of her smarky kid, was released in France last summer.
Here's the press release from distributor Image Entertainment:
IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS QUEENS OF THE RING
Available on DVD and Digital Download November 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES (October 6, 2014) - Image Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, announces the DVD and digital download release of the hilarious comedy from WWE Studios, Queens of the Ring. Directed by Jean-Marc Rudnicki, the film stars Marilou Berry, Nathalie Baye, André Dussollier, Audrey Fleurot and features cameos by Mike ‘The Miz' Mizanin© and Eve TorresTM. Queens of the Ring will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on November 11, 2014.
In a desperate attempt to reconnect with her estranged son who is a passionate WWE fan, Rose (Berry) grabs his attention by joining a rigorous training program to learn to wrestle like a legitimate WWE Diva. She convinces her bored fellow cashiers at the local supermarket to join her challenging new adventure and together they become the "Queens of the Ring."
From a look at the trailer and IMDB credits, it seems that the roles for Eve, Miz and, yes, CM Punk, are limited to cameos or even match footage, but the presence of the latter two will no doubt be used to hype the film to WWE audiences - and hopefully worked into Miz's excellent Hollywood d-bag character.
Other than the odd pricing ($27.97 doesn't seem like it's worth putting on t-shirt like some other WWE price points), this seems like a fun, family-type film that might actually cast pro graps in a favorable light. But, I'm a huge mark for The Game Plan, so I might just be a sucker for any "parent connecting with kid" flicks.
If that doesn't get you excited, I'll let you know that a keyword listed for the film on IMDB is "urinating on a bird".
So, it's got that going for it.