News: WWE and Netflix Teaming Up for Family Movie Called “The Main Event”

It was announced today that World Wrestling Entertainment is going to produce a Netflix-exclusive movie that will debut in 2020. Production on the film started this week in Vancouver.

Here’s more info from WWE:

WWE Studios and Netflix are teaming up for a new, live-action family movie “The Main Event,” directed by Jay Karas (“Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife,” “Break Point,” “Parks & Recreation”).

The film, based on an original screenplay by Larry Postel, will star Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Sheamus and other WWE Superstars alongside Seth Carr (“Black Panther”), Tichina Arnold (“The Neighborhood,” “Everybody Hates Chris”), Ken Marino (“The Other Two,” “Black Monday,” “Bad Milo”) and Adam Pally (“Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” “The Mindy Project”).

With Producer Richard Lowell from WWE Studios and Executive Producers WWE Studios’ Susan Levison and Maggie Malina, the film follows an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler who discovers a magical mask and enters a competition to become the next WWE Superstar.

Production began this week in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the film is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.