— WWE sent out the following yesterday, announcing a WWE Studios co-produced (with Paramount Animation) feature “Rumble” that will include superstars Roman Reigns and Becky Lynch.
PARAMOUNT ANIMATION ANNOUNCES MAIN CAST AND WWE PARTNERSHIP FOR ANIMATED FEATURE RUMBLE
WWE Studios to co-produce the feature
HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 19th, 2019) – Paramount Animation announced today that it has partnered with WWE Studios to co-produce the upcoming animated feature Rumble. Susan Levison and Richard Lowell will serve as executive producers for WWE Studios. Reel FX and Walden Media are also producers on the film. The studio also announced the main cast voicing the film, led by Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Geraldine Viswanathan.
In addition, WWE Superstars Becky Lynch (The Marine 6: Close Quarters) and Roman Reigns (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) will be voicing characters in the film. Also featured will be Tony Danza, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro, Ben Schwartz and Michael Buffer.
WWE Studios is WWE’s multi-platform content division that develops and produces scripted and non-scripted series, documentaries and feature films. WWEStudios has produced the feature film Fighting with My Family in association with MGM and Seven Bucks Productions, and is currently in production on The Main Event, a feature film for Netflix; The Big Show Show, a live-action comedy series for Netflix; and Fight Like a Girl, an unscripted series for Quibi. Recent projects also include Andre the Giant, an Emmy-nominated documentary in partnership with HBO, as well as hit shows Total Divas and Total Bellas on E! and Miz & Mrs. on USA.
Says Mireille Soria, President of Paramount Animation “Rumble is steeped in the world of wrestling, and what better partners to help bring this world to life than WWE. They bring a pedigree and institutional excellence that is unmatched, and we couldn’t be happier to collaborate with them on this special film. We are thrilled to have a seasoned and dynamic cast in place to breathe life into this exciting story, and can’t wait to bring it to audiences.”
Rumble is planned for release in summer 2020. The movie is set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes. Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a wrestling champion. The film is directed by Hamish Grieve and produced by Mark Bakshi and Brad Booker.
About Paramount Animation
Paramount Animation is the animation division and label of Paramount Pictures. The division was established in 2017 with the objective to develop and produce top-quality animated and hybrid-animation titles. Building on Paramount’s 100-year history of iconic filmmaking, Paramount Animation brings visionary artists and storytellers together to form a world-class animation studio. The division will release The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge in May, 2020, Rumble in July, 2020 and The Tiger’s Apprentice in February, 2022.
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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