March 09, 2011 4:02pm PT by Borys Kit
Eric McCormack Set to Star in WWE's 'Barricade'
Eric McCormack is starring in Barricade, the latest film from WWE Studios.
The deal marks the first time the company is making a picture that doesn’t star one of its macho WWE stars.
Andrew Currie (Fido) is directing the movie, which will shoot in and around Vancouver later this month.
Written by Michaelbrent Collings, the supernatural thriller centers on a psychiatrist, seeking to find normalcy after the sudden passing of his wife, who takes his two kids to a remote cabin for healing and bonding. Their joy soon turns to despair when the family is terrorized by unknown forces and the father will stop at nothing to save them from peril
Conner Dwelly and Ryan Grantham are in negotiations to play the two kids.
WWE Studios is producing and financing the film. WWE's Michael Pavone, David Calloway, and Lori Lewis are the producers.
McCormack recently signed with ICM, who closed a deal for him to star and produce a pilot for TNT titled Perception. Perception centres on on a neuropsychiatry professor (McCormack) who aids the FBI in solving complex cases. Rachael Leigh Cook will co-star.
McCormack’s is best known for Will & Grace. He recently toplined TNT’s Trust Me and recurred on CBS’ The New Adventures of Old Christine.
In addition to ICM, McCormack is repped by the Coronel Group and by attorneys Harris Hartman and Jason Sloan of SOWD.