Pair join WWE’s ‘The Marine: Homefront’

Neal McDonough, Ashley Bell added to action thriller

Neal McDonough and Ashley Bell have joined WWE’s Mike “The Miz” Mizanin in “The Marine: Homefront,” the action thriller that WWE Studios started helming today under the direction of Scott Wiper.

McDonough plays the villain, a domestic terrorist determined to unleash an elaborate attack on American soil.

Story revolves around a Marine Sergeant (Mizanin), who after returning home to his small rural town after an extended leave away, is forced to put his skills to use when he discovers his sister (Bell) has been kidnapped by the terrorist.

McDonough (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) recently ended a villainous role on FX’s “Justified” and wrapped the pilot of TV series “L.A. Noir.” Bell’s credits include the horror pic “The Last Exorcism” and “The Day,” which WWE Studios picked up at the Toronto Film Festival and Anchor Bay will release.

“Homefront” is lensing in Vancouver.

Actioner is the third installment in “The Marine,” a co-production with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, which will distrib the film on all homevid formats.

WWE Studios, headed by prexy Michael Luisi, also is producing “Dead Man Down,” co-financed with IM Global and distribbed by FilmDistrict; horror pic “No One Lives,” with Pathé Films; and “The Day.”

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