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STAMFORD, Conn. – WWE Studios and Karé Productions have announced a partnership centered around Karé’s new French film, “Les Reines Du Ring” (“Queens of the Ring”), currently in production in France and being distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment France.

“Le Reines du Ring” will utilize WWE trademarks, footage, consumer products and incorporate cameos by some of WWE’s biggest stars including WWE Superstars CM Punk, The Miz and Eve. WWE Studios will receive an in-association credit on the picture and have first-look rights to distribute the picture in the United States and Canada and to re-make the film in English.

“Les Reines du Ring” stars Nathalie Baye, Andre Dussollier and Marilou Berry. The comedy/drama is directed by Jean Marc Rudnicki and produced by Antoine Rein, Fabrice Goldstein and Thomas Langmann.

“Partnering on ‘Les Reines Du Ring’ is another way for WWE Studios to participate in the telling of great stories in any language and continue to expand the WWE Studios brand worldwide,” said WWE Studios President Michael Luisi. “When we read the heartfelt family story being told by the Academy Award winning team behind ‘The Artist,’ we knew as a company that we had to lend our expertise in the world of sports entertainment to make the film as authentic and engaging as possible.”

The film centers around Rose, a mother looking to strengthen her bond with her estranged son who is WWE fan. Going the extra mile, the loving mother begins training to become a wrestling diva. The comedy/drama follows Rose as she finds a job in a supermarket and convinces her new cashier colleagues to join her in her journey to impress her son by becoming a Queen of the Ring.

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Debbie May 3, 2012

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WWE Studios has partnered with Kare Prods. on the French dramedy “Les Reines du ring” (Queen of the Ring), which Warner Bros. Entertainment France will distribute.
Nathalie Baye, Andre Dussollier and Marilou Berry star in the film currently lensing under the direction of Jean-Marc Rudnicki.

Project revolves around a mother looking to strengthen her bond with her estranged son who is a WWE fan and trains to become one of WWE’s female wrestlers, known as divas.

Film incorporates WWE trademarks, footage, consumer products and cameos by some of WWE’s biggest stars, including CM Punk, the Miz and Eve, who recently shot their appearances for the film while on tour in France.

As part of its involvement, WWE Studios will receive an in-association credit on the pic and first-look rights to distribute the film in the U.S. and Canada. It also gets the rights to remake the film in English.

Thomas Langmann (“The Artist”) is producing the film through his Paris-based La Petite Reine banner, with Antoine Rein and Fabrice Goldstein.

Other upcoming films for WWE Studios include the IM Global co-production “Dead Man Down,” with Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Noomi Rapace and Dominic Cooper; the horror thriller “No One Lives,” starring Luke Evans and WWE’s Brodus Clay, which was co-produced with Pathe Films; cult hit “The Day,” a pickup from the Toronto Intl. Film Festival that stars Dominic Monaghan, Shawn Ashmore and Ashley Bell; and “Barricade,” with Eric McCormack.

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Debbie May 1, 2012

Mick Foley’s new children’s book, which features The Miz and CM Punk as characters in a Christmas setting, will be released this October. Jerry Lawler, who handled the artwork for Foley’s Christmas Chaos book years ago, will once again be providing the illustrations here.

Debbie Apr 25, 2012

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Nobody wants to be second best, least of all CM Punk and Chris Jericho. But out of the seven billion people on planet earth today, two boast what only one can claim, which is why, at WrestleMania, the staunchest of rivals contend for the right to be undisputedly recognized as the “best” in this world.

Put aside the illuminated jackets and tees with red six-pointed stars, take away the pipebomb tirades and wordy diatribes, and you have two extraordinarily talented athletes. Entertainers. Wrestlers. To either Punk or Jericho, there is no greater purpose than to compete and achieve, which is why the symbolic prize carried by The Straight Edge Superstar is so coveted. Whoever leaves Miami’s Sun Life Stadium with the WWE Championship will subsequently earn the throne so passionately debated over the past several months.

Debbie Mar 28, 2012

Counting down the final days to The Show of Shows in Miami this Sunday, the WWE Universe is invited to two huge WrestleMania week events, exclusively on WWE.com and YouTube. WWE fans can catch the WrestleMania XXVIII press conference Wednesday, then on Sunday, an unprecedented pre-show just prior to The Biggest Spectacle of Them All – both LIVE on your computer!

The Road to WrestleMania leads into Miami this Wednesday, where Superstars and Divas kick off the week’s festivities in the official WrestleMania Press Conference streamed live, simultaneously on WWE.com, YouTube.com/wwe and WWE’s official Facebook page, Facebook.com/wwe. It all starts at 2:30 p.m. ET, as the likes of John Cena, The Rock, Triple H, WWE Champion CM Punk, Chris Jericho and others address the WWE Universe at Miami’s Eden Rock Hotel, just days before The Show of Shows.

On Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. ET, head back to WWE.com or WWE’s YouTube page for an exclusive Live WrestleMania Pre-Show, serving up footage from the floor of Sun Life Stadium in Miami just before showtime at 7 ET/4 PT. Tune in online to see what goes down mere moments before WrestleMania goes live and get your first opportunity to peek at the grand setting for the “Once in a Lifetime” clash between Rock and Cena, the “End of an Era” encounter between The Phenom and The Game, plus an action-packed card of other squared circle jousts.

If all that’s not enough, be sure to witness WWE’s YouTube Spotlight starting Friday at 12 a.m. ET, complete with never-before-seen video messages from The People’s Champion and the Cenation leader. Catch the 24-hour YouTube takeover in between WWE’s two massive, first-ever live streams on the web’s biggest social media video destination.

It’s a week of firsts in WWE on the web that you cannot miss. We’ll see you back here on WWE.com for the festivities and daily coverage from Miami.

Debbie Mar 28, 2012