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Pic: Dean Ambrose stars in '12 Rounds 3: Lockdown' poster

Despite coming out in just a couple of months, Dean Ambrose's debut as an action star still doesn't have a trailer, but now it has a poster that answers one of the questions a lot of fans had about Lockdown - the WWE Studios/Lionsgate joint that pulled The Lunatic Fringe away from Raw and SmackDown at the peak of his storyline with Seth Rollins last year.

With details on the project being few and far between (this is the first I've heard of it being a sequel to 2009's 12 Rounds starring John Cena and 2013's 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded starring Randy Orton), many wondered if Ambrose was the star of the film, or even if he was playing a heroic character or one of the bad guys in a plot whose pitch was probably something along the lines of "Die Hard in a police station".

The new poster making the rounds makes it clear that Dean's the leading man, and that he's looking good doing it.

12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

Now known as 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, the flick is the second of six that WWE Studios partnered with Lionsgate to produce, following Vendetta, where Big Show played the heavy to Dean Cain's lead. It's unclear how the plot of the new movie ties into the previous installments of the series, which were thematically linked by revenge-seeking villains who made the heroes complete twelve tasks to save victims, in the vein of Die Hard with a Vengeance (maybe that's the link...they're all Die Hard knock-offs), but it's not like there are legions of fans who will take the film to task for failing to honor the proud history of the first two movies.

Wikipedia describes the newest 12 Rounds thusly:

Police officer John Shaw (Dean Ambrose) returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. He quickly finds himself trapped inside his own precinct, hunted and in search of the truth, as the crooked cops stop at nothing to recover the evidence.

But who needs trailers and franchise continuity when we have Dean Ambrose: smoldering, rakish cop?

We'll find out on September 11, 2015 when this bad boy comes to a DVD case and OnDemand service near you.

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