WWE Studios ‘Cruisin” for action comedy

Pic set up as co-production with Edward R. Pressman, Blum-Hanson-Allen Films

WWE Studios has paired with Edward R. Pressman Film Corp. and Blum-Hanson-Allen Films to produce the action comedy “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’.”

Project will revolve around two reckless ex-cops who reteam and go undercover to take down a corrupt senator’s criminal organization responsible for the murder of their former captain. Adam Bhala Lough will write and direct.

“Adam Bhala Lough is a talented young filmmaker whose quick wit and unique creative vision positions him to follow in the footsteps of directors like Jason Reitman and David Gordon Green,” said Edward R. Pressman.

Pressman, Scott Hanson and WWE Studios president Michael Luisi will serve as producers on the comedy, while Jason Blum, Jon Allen and Jon Katz, Pressman Film’s chief operating officer, will exec produce.

Pressman is also developing “Happy Valley,” which Brian De Palma will direct, about Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. Al Pacino will star. Shingle is also rebooting “The Crow” with Relativity Media; Javier Gutierrez will direct.

“Cruisin’ for a Bruisin'” is the second project to come out of Blum-Hanson-Allen’s development fund after “Lawless.”

WWE Studios has a number of projects readying for release this year, including the Halle Berry-Abigail Breslin thriller “The Call” (formerly “The Hive”), “The Marine 3: Homefront” and Colin Farrell thriller “Dead Man Down,” co-productions with Troika Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment IM Global and FilmDistrict, respectively. All three are set for March. It also has “Leprechaun: Origins” and “12 Rounds 2: Reloaded” forthcoming through Lionsgate and Fox Home Entertainment, respectively.

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