Credit: Hollywood Reporter
Patricia Clarkson, Devon Graye, Madeleine Martin, Danny Glover and wrestling champ John Cena have been cast in “Brother’s Keeper,” a PG-rated family drama from WWE Films.
Mel Damski (“Mischief”) will direct a screenplay by John Posey about a teenage boy (Graye) who tries to reunite his mother (Clarkson) and estranged older brother (Cena) 10 years after the death of their father, a state college wrestling legend. A brilliant student with no apparent athletic talents, the teenager decides to join the high school wrestling team as a way to pull the family together.
WWE Studios vp David Calloway (“The O.C.”) is producing. WWE execs Mike Pavone and Steve Barnett are executive producing.
The project, which might undergo a title change, begins shooting today in New Orleans.
The ICM-repped Cena, who made his name as a WWE star, starred in the features “The Marine” and “Twelve Rounds,” both from WWE Films.