Melora Hardin, Mark Feuerstein and World Wrestling Entertainment star Paul "Big Show" Wight have boarded the comedy adventure no_title|Knucklehead, that Michael Watkins is directing from WWE Studios.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film 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 (HBO's Hung), Dennis Farina, Saul Rubinek, Lester Speight and Bobb'e J. Thompson round out the cast.
Filming began this week in and around New Orleans.