Orson Welles, Francis Ford Coppola, Vince McMahon and Francois Truffaut. These are the names that one equates with the evolution of cinema. WWE Studios has signed Eric McCormack of “Will and Grace” fame to be its first non-wrestling lead in a film. Actually, I should say, “non-professional-wrestling lead,” as I have no idea what Eric McCormack does in his spare time.
THR describes the “film” thusly:
“…the supernatural thriller centers on a psychiatrist, seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized be unknown forces and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril.”
Thriller? Supernatural? NORMALCY? Color me intrigued! The article also states that MrCormack recently signed with ICM, a decision I’m sure he’s regretting as news of his casting in a WWE Studios film hits the wire.
The good news is that McCormack will probably get a hot meal out of this deal. The bad news? Those of us that have been waiting for a sequel to tie up all the unanswered questions at the end of The Chaperone will have to wait a little bit longer.
Oh yeah. The name of this “film” starring Eric McCormack is Barricade.