WWE Studios has, rather unsurprisingly, acquired the remake rights to a French wrestling-themed comedy. Variety reports that the studio has picked up the rights to remain Les Reines Du Ring (Queens of the Ring), which was released in France last year and focused on a a mother attempting to reconnect with her estranged son who is a passionate WWE fan. To grab her son’s attention, she embarks on a rigorous training program to become a WWE Diva and enlists her colleagues at a supermarket to join her journey.
The film starred Marilou Berry, Nathalie Baye, Andre Dussollier, Audrey Fleurot and included The Miz and Eve Torres in roles. Warner Bros. and WWE Studios partnered on the original film.
WWE Studios president Michael Luisi said, “We are excited to acquire distribution and remake rights to a wonderfully entertaining comedy like Queens of the Ring This film gives WWE Studios the opportunity to introduce a feel good story to a broad audience, while serving up a film we know our core fans will also enjoy.”