Official Press Release On Dean Ambrose Starring In New WWE Studios Film – “Lockdown”

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WWE announced the following:

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.

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