EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios, producer Edward R. Pressman and Jason Blum’s Blum-Hanson-Allen Films are getting into the comedy game. The trio is developing Cruisin’ For A Brusin’, an action comedy to be written and directed by Adam Bhala Lough. It focuses on two rule-breaking ex-cops who get back together to take revenge on the crooks and corrupt senator who murdered their mentor. “As we continue to seek out key creative and strategic partnerships to broaden our release slate, the opportunity for WWE Studios to work with producers like Ed Pressman and Jason Blum, and their talented executive teams, was a natural fit for us,” WWE Studios president Michael Luisi said. Pressman, Scott Hanson and Luisi will serve as producers on Cruisin For A Bruisin’. Jason Blum, Jon Allen, and Pressman Films’ COO Jon Katz will executive producers.
WWE Studios already has projects underway with ABC Family on the TV movie Christmas Bounty and with Warner Bros for an animated Scooby-Doo feature. Pressman Films recently announced it would be backing Brian De Palma’s Happy Valley, about disgraced Penn State coach Joe Paterno, with Al Pacino in the lead. WWE Studios’ VP Business and Legal Affairs Bradley Buchanan negotiated the Cruisin’ deal with Debbie Von Arx for Blum-Hanson-Allen and Katz on behalf of the Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation.