Ghanaian World Champion Kofi Kingston to Star in Upcoming Netflix/WWE Studios Movie With John Cena

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WWE Champion Kofi Kingston is set to star in an upcoming movie which is a collaboration between WWE Studios and Netflix.

The movie arm of the wrestling production is partnering the streaming giants for a movie set to be released next year titled ‘The Main Event’.

‘The Main Event’ is about an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler who discovers a magical mask on his journey to achieve his dream of becoming a WWE superstar.

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The official synopsis reads:  “After discovering a magical mask, an 11-year-old aspiring wrestler enters a competition to become the next WWE Superstar.”

The movie stars Ghanaian born Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, known professionally as Kofi Kingston, who is currently the WWE Champion. Kingston was in Ghana only a few weeks ago for a visit to his motherland.

Other WWE Superstars expected to star in the movie include The Miz and Sheamus. 16-time world champion and one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time, John Cena, is expected to have a cameo in the movie, according to wrestlinginc.com.

Other actors involved are Seth Carr, Tichina Arnold, Ken Marino and Adam Pally.

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Production for ‘The Main Event’ has started in Vancouver. The movie is based on an original screenplay by Larry Postel and will be directed by Jay Karas.

Seems some Ghanaians are making big moves in Hollywood these days. This news follows a recent one about Abraham Attah, who is starring in a movie executive produced by legendary rapper and record producer Birdman. Read all about that here.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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