WWE fires up ‘Barrels’

McMahon's shingle takes a 'Chance'

WWE Films, the division hatched by World Wrestling Entertainment owner Vince McMahon to create screen vehicles for his grapplers, has acquired John Heffernan script “A Chance for Both Barrels.”

The hard-edged actioner about a mercenary and his quest to bring a killer to justice will be tailored as a vehicle for an as-yet-unspecified WWE ring star. Heffernan most recently wrote “Pacific Air 121,” the New Line drama formerly titled “Snakes on a Plane” that will star Samuel L. Jackson. Heffernan also scripted “The Naked Prey” for MTV Films.

‘Marine’ wraps

Run by WWE Films prexy Joel Simon, the film division has already wrapped drama “The Marine,” starring John Cena, and horror film “Goodnight,” starring Kane. It will start production in late summer on “The Condemned.”

Latter pic will star Stone Cold Steve Austin, who made a three-pic deal with WWE Films. Austin makes his screen starring debut in Paramount remake “The Longest Yard,” alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

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