AJ Lee & CM Punk: Hollywood Co-Stars?
HorrorNews.Net is reporting that AJ Lee, the second-longest-reigning Divas Champion of all time, is set to make her big screen acting debut in Sapier Entertainment's upcoming flick, "Hell Storm."
Even cooler? Her real-life hubby, CM Punk, is set to co-star.
"After the collapse of the world’s financial system and a devastating world war, a group of mismatched survivors are forced to band together and battle a variety of unexplainable and horrific beasts that descend on their tiny makeshift community.
Hell Storm stars AJ Brooks, the internationally known, longest running WWE Divas Champion of all time. Brooks will appear along with her husband, Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk, the longest reigning WWE Champion of this decade and a renowned athlete, who is currently training for his debut as a UFC fighter. The two will appear together in this unprecedented, action-horror motion picture event where will they co-star together for the very first time.
The film also stars Mat Fraser (American Horror Story), Colleen Camp (American Hustle), Selene Luna (My Bloody Valentine), Kate Hodge (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), Brian Goff (BorderCross) and is written and directed by William Butler (Madhouse). Nick Byassee (Stay Cool) is set as Producer and Emmy Award Winner Jared Safier (The Bay) is the Executive Producer.
Hellstorm is also Co-Produced By Robert Kurtzman, the Creator / Executive Producer of “From Dusk Till Dawn” and starts shooting in Ohio Mid November. Image Entertainment will handle Domestic Distribution and Highland Film Group is handling International Sales. The film is brought to you by Transition Entertainment in association with Safier Entertainment and Initiate Productions."
Let's see... a financial collapse, a devastating world war, unexplainable horrific beasts... sounds like a possible metaphor for a post-WWE married life for Mr. and Mrs. Punk, wouldn't you agree?
We haven't been able to find much official data on the film—heck, even the official Sapier Entertainment website doesn't list either Lee or Punk among its stars, the supposed IMDB page is down, and the theatrical poster looks painfully basic—but this is still cool news to hear.
If you'll recall, one of Punk's biggest issues back during his WWE run was his outside opportunities being curtailed by management, including movie projects, product sponsorships, and the like. This project might not be an A-list Hollywood production along the lines of what Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would get, but it is a foot in the door.
(And he can't possibly do any worse that Dean Ambrose did in 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, right?)
We'll keep our eyes on this for future updates.
In the meantime, we want to know your thoughts. Would you watch this movie, wrestling fans?