Ric Flair is going from the squared-circle to the big screen: The WCW and WWE legend has reached an agreement in principle to join R-rated feature film dramedy “Uncle Steamroller & Champion Rabbit,” TheWrap has learned exclusively.
“Uncle Steamroller,” which will mark Flair’s feature-length acting debut, was written by Brian Kowalchuk and is currently in development. Kowalchuk is supervising producer.
“Uncle Steamroller & Champion Rabbit” follows a dejected Iraq war veteran who struggles to regain his pro heavyweight wrestling championship while being managed by a failed motivational speaker.
Flair is set to play the president of the World Wrestling Union, a Las Vegas syndicate that owns the wrestling tour on which the titular Uncle Steamroller attempts to stage his comeback.
“I really like this wonderfully written script and find it to be very entertaining,” Flair told TheWrap. “The edgy sense of humor is great, but the story also has a good heart. I’m expecting the inspirational story line will appeal to fans that extend beyond my loyal core wrestling base, and I am seriously looking forward to getting this film in front of worldwide audiences. Wooooooooooooooooo!”
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