Melora Hardin, Mark Feuerstein and wrestling star Paul “Big Show” Wight have joined the cast of comedy-adventure “Knucklehead” for WWE Studios says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a fight promoter (Feuerstein) deeply in debt to his crooked rival. Desperate for a new fighter that will help him win back everything he owes, the promoter catches a break when a 450-pound church handyman (Wight) who has spent his entire life in an orphanage agrees to wrestle on behalf of his fellow orphans.
Hardin runs the orphanage with a nun (Wendie Malick). The trio embark on a road trip on their quest to enter him into a wrestling competition for the first time.
Rebecca Creskoff, Dennis Farina, Saul Rubinek, Lester Speight and Bobb’e J. Thompson also star.
Michael Watkins is directing while Mike Pavone is producing. Filming began this week in and around New Orleans.