The following press release was issued earlier today:
“The Miz(R)” and Wiper Recruited for The Marine: Homefront
STAMFORD, Conn., Apr 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (TCFHE) today announced WWE(R) Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin will star in The Marine: Homefront, the third installment in The Marine franchise. This marks Mizanin’s first starring role in a film.
The action thriller will be directed by Scott Wiper, who directed The Condemned and wrote the screenplay with John Petro for the Cold Light of Day starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver. Principal photography will begin June 11 in Vancouver.
Mizanin portrays a Marine who is forced to put his skills to the test when a radical militia group kidnaps his rebellious niece. The unrelenting soldier does whatever is necessary to save his niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by the militia leader.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital/social media and print assets to market the release of the film.