Ken Jeong has signed on to star in a comedy for WWE Studios that the company will co-produce with Hyde Park Entertainment. Project also features David Hasselhoff and WWE’s Hulk Hogan.
The project, currently being developed under the working title “Untitled Celebrity Death Pool,” will have the thesp portray a struggling nightclub owner who after amassing a large debt from a loan shark, sets out to win a long-running celebrity death pool by attempting to kill Hasselhoff.
Hogan will also appear in the film in a cameo, as will Hasselhoff, while other celebs are also expected to make appearances as celebrities with targets on their backs.
Jeong is currently lensing “Ride Along 2″ with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart for Universal.
“Diary of a Mad Black Woman”-helmer Darren Grant will direct the celebrity death pool project from a spec script by Peter Hoare.
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment, which has “Life of Crime” upcoming, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and WWE Studios are co-producing the film, with the companies eyeing a 2015 release.
WWE Studios president Michael Luisi is overseeing the film for the company. Hasselhoff, Michele Berk, Patrick Hughes and Warren Zide also are producers. Eric Gardner is executive producing.
Hyde Park will handle international sales, while WWE Studios will promote the film across through its weekly TV shows, digital streaming network, websites and other outlets.
WWE and Hyde Park already were developing a bigscreen version of “The Fall Guy.”
Hoare is repped by Kailey Marsh Management and attorney Hayes Robbins at Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder.
Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Oct 11, 2014 10:24:54 GMT -6
We noted before that the working title for WWE Studios' new movie with Hulk Hogan, Ken Jeong and David Hasselhoff was "Untitled Celebrity Death Pool" but that has been changed. The "Killing Hasselhoff" title was mentioned before and it appears that's the name they are going with. Filming on the movie wrapped this past week and Jeong wrote the following on Twitter:
"That's a wrap on #KillingHasselhoff!!!! Special thank you to @peterhoare and @darrengrant and of course @davidhasselhoff. Love to Michele Burk & Patrick Hughes & Eric Gardner. Shout out and special thanks to @wwestudios Michael Luisi & Richie Lowell and Hyde Park Entertainment's Marc Fiorentino. Without @peterhoare @darrengrant and of course @davidhasselhoff, it never would've got made. #KillingHasselhoff"