Dean Ambrose to star in WWE Studios and Lionsgate’s ‘Lockdown’
SANTA MONICA, CA, and STAMFORD, Conn. – Lionsgate, the premier next generation global content leader, and WWE Studios announced the second film in their “Action Six-Pack” deal which extends the long standing partnership between the two companies and serves as starring vehicles for WWE Superstars as well as incubators for new and emerging talent.
Directed by Stephen Reynolds (“Tomb Raider Ascension”) and featuring WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose, “Lockdown” is the second installment of the “Action Six-Pack” series to follow the recently wrapped “Vendetta.” The film was written by Nathan Brooks and Bobby Lee Darby (“See No Evil 2”) and is set to commence principal photography this August. WWE Studios will leverage its extensive multi-platform reach to promote the film.
“Lockdown” follows a police officer who returns to duty after recovering from a gun shot wound to discover incriminating evidence of illegal activities against those closest to him. He quickly finds himself trapped inside his own precinct, hunted and in search of the truth, as the crooked cops stop at nothing to recover the evidence.
“As the second installment to the ‘Action Six-Pack’ series, “Lockdown” will continue to energize and excite with the high level of adrenaline our fans have come to expect from our films,” said Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President.
“The latest installment in our ‘Six-Pack’ has it all: powerful suspense, nonstop action and a brand name WWE Superstar,” said Lionsgate Co-Chief Operating Officer and Motion Picture Group President Steve Beeks. “We’re proud to continue our long-standing partnership with WWE Studios, whose prowess in marketing to their global fanbase delivers a consistent track record of commercial success.”
WWE Studios and Lionsgate previously collaborated on “The Condemned” and “See No Evil,” as well as the upcoming 2014 releases “Leprechaun: Origins,” “See No Evil 2” and “Vendetta.” Bradley Buchanan, SVP of Business Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of WWE Studios and Wendy Jaffe, EVP of Business & Legal Affairs, negotiated the deal on behalf of Lionsgate.