Jan Jumps From The Office Into The Ring With Big Show

By Perri Nemiroff 2009-10-08 15:40:11discussion comments
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A doctor, a Dunder Mifflin employee and a pro wrestler: is that an eclectic ensemble cast or what? As reported by THR, Mark Feuerstein of Royal Pains, Melora Hardin of The Office and Paul ‘Big Show’ Wight of the WWE have all signed on to star in Michael Watkins’ comedy-adventure Knucklehead for WWE Studios, which just began filming in and around New Orleans this week.

Feuerstein plays a fight promoter who owes his rival much more cash than he has. In comes a 450-pound church handyman played by Wright. Wright’s character has spent his whole life in an orphanage – tear – and agrees to wrestle for Feuerstein. Hardin plays the woman who runs the orphanage with the help of a nun played by Wendie Malick. The three wind up taking a road trip to enter the big fellow in his first wrestling completion.

Hung’s Rebecca Creskoff, Dennis Farina and Saul Rubinek have also signed on to play supporting roles. The cast also includes Lester Speight of Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay and our favorite foulmouthed little kid, Bobb’e J. Thompson from Role Models.

I have faith in Feuerstein and Hardin, but Big Show? When you think about it, the wrestling world has given us some fairly talented actors. Film selections aside, Dwayne Johnson is pretty good on camera and is a huge moneymaker and John Cena wasn’t that bad in 12 Rounds. His character is a wrestler; how hard could it be?
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