Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold join WWE stars for Netflix’s The Main Event
James R | On 20, Jun 2019
Seth Carr and Tichina Arnold are teaming up with WWE stars for The Main Event, a new wrestling movie for Netflix.
Based on an original screenplay by Larry Postel, the film follows an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler, who enters a competition to become the next WWE superstar after finding a magical mask.
Jay Karas (Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife, Break Point, Parks & Recreation) will direct, with Seth Carr (Black Panther), Tichina Arnold (The Neighborhood, Everybody Hates Chris), Adam Pally (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Mindy Project) and Ken Marino (The Other Two, Black Monday, Bad Milo) set to star. They will join a host of WWE names, including Kofi Kingston, The Miz and Sheamus.
The Main Event joins a growing slate of live action movies featuring kids and teens for Netflix – including the upcoming comedy Tall Girl, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, and Hello, Universe. It also marks the growing clout of projects at WWE Studios, WWE’s multi-platform content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. Recent projects include Andre the Giant, the Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as shows Total Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA. WWE Studios also recently produced the feature film Fighting with My Family in association with MGM and Seven Bucks Productions.
WWE Studios’ Richard Lowell is produce: with WWE Studios’ Susan Levison exec-producing, along with Maggie Malina.
Production is currently underway in Vancouver and the film is expected to premiere on Netflix in 2020.