Dramedy 'Queen of the Ring' could be remade
WWE Studios has partnered with Kare Prods. on the French dramedy “Les Reines du ring” (Queen of the Ring), which Warner Bros. Entertainment France will distribute.Nathalie Baye, Andre Dussollier and Marilou Berry star in the film currently lensing under the direction of Jean-Marc Rudnicki. Project revolves around a mother looking to strengthen her bond with her estranged son who is a WWE fan and trains to become one of WWE’s female wrestlers, known as divas. Film incorporates WWE trademarks, footage, consumer products and cameos by some of WWE’s biggest stars, including CM Punk, the Miz and Eve, who recently shot their appearances for the film while on tour in France. As part of its involvement, WWE Studios will receive an in-association credit on the pic and first-look rights to distribute the film in the U.S. and Canada. It also gets the rights to remake the film in English. Thomas Langmann (“The Artist”) is producing the film through his Paris-based La Petite Reine banner, with Antoine Rein and Fabrice Goldstein. Other upcoming films for WWE Studios include the IM Global co-production “Dead Man Down,” with Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Noomi Rapace and Dominic Cooper; the horror thriller “No One Lives,” starring Luke Evans and WWE’s Brodus Clay, which was co-produced with Pathe Films; cult hit “The Day,” a pickup from the Toronto Intl. Film Festival that stars Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore and Ashley Bell; and “Barricade,” with Eric McCormack.